As part of the joint exercise, the Russian and Serbian militaries began to carry out practical counter-terrorism training tasks.
The divisions conducted a search for terrorist groups on the ground, anti-ambush actions and a raid on conditional militants bases.
The Serbian Defence Ministry announced on 20 May that a joint training exercise of special units of the Serbian Armed Forces and the Russian Armed Forces, dubbed Joint Response 2021, was currently underway.
The purpose of the exercise was to train units and command structures, exchange experience and convey knowledge and skills in the contemporary fight against terrorism.
The training exercise consists of practicing tactical operations of special units on land, water and in the air, in counterterrorism, with armaments and equipment that is in use in the Serbian and Russian armies. A tactical exercise with live target practice will also be performed.
Russia’s Defence Ministry also stated that a joint counterterrorism exercise of the Serbian and Russian militaries had begun in Serbia. The statement reads that special units of the two militaries are participating in the exercise, which will last until 25 May.