Russian paratroopers for the first time transferred to teaching in Egypt

The planes of Air and space forces (VKS) Russia to promptly transfer units of the Russian troops with weapons and military equipment to Egypt. This was announced on Tuesday, the Department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of defense of Russia, reports “Interfax”. Will involve Il-76 military transport aviation of videoconferencing, such a transfer will be carried out for the first time, writes “RIA Novosti”.

The transfer will be carried out with practical landing units of the airborne troops (VDV). “For Russian military pilots this will be the first large-scale movement of Marines with weapons and equipment in the area with arid climate in the Arab Republic of Egypt, which will be held in preparation for joint exercises in Africa,” — said the Russian defense Ministry.

The sending of Russian troops to the area of the joint with the Egyptian army exercises scheduled for October.

Earlier the defense Ministry reported that in October, Russia and Egypt will hold joint exercises in which Marines from both countries will work to destroy the militants in the desert.

In June 2015 Russia and Egypt held the first joint naval exercises “friendship Bridge”, which fulfilled the task of protecting sea lanes of communications from various threats. Then the exercises were held in the Mediterranean sea, they were attended by ships of the Russian Navy and the navies of Egypt held a training of fire.