The "Indestructible Brotherhood-2020" command and staff training with the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces will be held in the Republic of Belarus from October 12 to 1607.10.2020
In the period from 12 to 16 October 2020, the command and staff training "Indestructible Brotherhood-2020" will be held on the territory of the Republic of Belarus with the Peacekeeping Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The topic is “Preparation and conduct of a peacekeeping operation by the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces. The training will take place in the Vitebsk region at the “Losvido” training ground of the 103rd separate guards airborne brigade.
The contingents of the CSTO member states, operational groups of the Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat, police (militia) power and units of the ministries for emergency situations (civil defense and emergency situations) will take part in the training.
It is planned that the total number of participants of the training will be more than 700 people and more than 100 units of military and special equipment, incl. helicopters and strike drones. The training is also planned for the participation of representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross as observers.
The “Indestructible Brotherhood-2020” training learning objectives are:
1. Improving the practical skills and abilities of commanders and staffs of all levels in the preparation of a peacekeeping operation and the management of military units (subunits) of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the course of carrying out peacekeeping tasks;
2. Improving the teamwork in action of peacekeeping contingents of the CSTO member states for active, skillful and decisive actions to fulfill their tasks in a peacekeeping operation;
3. Strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between the peacekeeping contingents of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states.
At the first stage of the training, preparations for a peacekeeping operation will be carried out by the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces (CSTO CPF).
In the course of the second stage of the training, a play of practical actions is provided for the implementation of tasks by the CSTO CPF units in the course of the conduct of a peacekeeping operation.
The peacekeeping contingents of the CSTO member states will work out actions to monitor compliance with the ceasefire agreement and the actions of the population in the zone of responsibility, perform tasks to assist in the restoration of peaceful life in the territories affected by the clashes, as well as to control traffic, prevent illegal import and the export of military equipment, weapons, ammunition and explosives. In cooperation with the militia (police) personnel, they will work out the actions of the CSTO CPF units in the implementation of tasks to counter mass riots.
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, the Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, will take part in the “Indestructible Brotherhood-2020” training.
The CSTO Peacekeeping Forces is an system of peacekeeping contingents designed to participate in the CSTO peacekeeping operations.
Peacekeeping contingents of the CSTO member states are specially trained military, militia (police) and civilian personnel, as well as assets provided by the member states of the Organization to the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces..
The composition, structure and strength of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces are determined by the decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council for each peacekeeping operation separately, based on the scope of tasks to be solved and the specific situation in the conflict zone.
The total strength of the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces is about 3,600 people.