ASTANA -- Peace-keeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) kicked off the Unbreakable Brotherhood-2017 exercises Monday (October 16) at the Illisky training ground near Almaty, according to Kazakhstan's Defence Ministry, as reported by CA-News.org.
Peace-keepers and police from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan are taking part in the exercise, which will run until Friday (October 20).
The drills are meant to strengthen mutual understanding and co-operation among CSTO member-states' peace-keepers, said the ministry.
Participants will practice preparing a peace-keeping operation, stopping and containing a conflict, wiping out a hypothetical militant training camp and other tasks, according to the ministry.
The drills are part of the CSTO's Combat Brotherhood-2017 exercise, which is scheduled to conclude in Tajikistan November 10-20.