BELGRADE – Slavic Brotherhood 2016, a joint military exercise of Serbia, Russia and Belarus, will take place at the beginning of November.

Representatives of the three countries’ armed forces discussed preparations for the exercise at a meeting in Belgrade on Thursday.

Slavic Brotherhood 2016 will be performed as a trilateral exercise of the three countries’ armed forces. It represents a continuation of the cooperation between the Russian Airborne Troops and the Serbian Armed Forces Special Brigade started by the exercise SREM 2014, the Serbian Armed Forces said.

The delegation of the Serbian Armed Forces was led by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Jovica Draganic. The Russian and Belarusian delegations were led by Major General Oleg Olegovich Polguyev and Colonel Vyacheslav Viktorovich Gubski.