Aircraft with Russian paratroopers and equipment on Board flew to Egypt, where will be held the first joint anti-terrorist exercises “Defenders of friendship”, reports “Interfax”.
The maneuvers will be held from 15 to 26 October. During the exercise, planned simultaneous landing of about 300 paratroopers.
In the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry said that the doctrine in Egypt, with the participation of the Russian military held for the first time. “Russian paratroopers loss to Africa to participate in the activities of the joint exercises “Defenders of friendship-2016″, – stated in the message. Move troops to carry out military-transport planes IL-76, starting from the airport “Diaghilev” in the Ryazan region.
Cairo talks on the reinstatement of flights from Russia to its red sea resorts, a year after the terrorist attack on Board who was returning to St. Petersburg aircraft with tourists.
The Russian newspaper Izvestia wrote that Moscow is negotiating the deployment of military bases in Egypt. Official Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram on Tuesday quoted the envoy, who said that foreign military bases in Egypt would.