Russia to gather engineering troops from allied countries – Serbia, India and China

Serbia, India and China have expressed their desire to participate in international military exercises of engineering units – the Open Water 2015, Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky, head of engineering troops in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, announced on Thursday.

Serbia, India and China have expressed their desire to participate in international military exercises of engineering units – the Open Water 2015, Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky, head of engineering troops in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, announced on Thursday.

“As for those who have shown interest, I just held talks with the attaché from Serbia, and he said they wished to participate. Byelorussians, Chinese, and Indians have also announced their interest. Our talks with the Serbians boiled down to the fact that we could prepare for them pontoneers and drivers of floating transporters,” said the general.

The program of exercises will definitely include erecting the “bridge of friendship”, and the replacement of bridge members with the help of helicopters.

The last Open Water exercises took place in July-August 2014 in the city of Murom (Vladimir Oblast).

First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.

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