Russia, NATO to hold joint exercises in 2013
BRUSSELS, January 16 (Itar-Tass) – Russia and NATO will hold a number of joint exercises and training sessions in 2013, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, told reporters after the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the level of Chiefs of General Staff on Wednesday.
He said their aim will be to drill practical interaction in logistics and fighting terrorism and also rescue on the high seas.
Supplying army contingents with fuel, foodstuffs and other resources will be drilled in the exercise in Slovakia in summer. Russia will also take part in NATO exercise scheduled for the second half of 2013 aimed for training in fighting terrorism on air transport, Gerasimov said.
He said the plan of military cooperation in 2013 was adopted at the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the level of Chiefs of General Staff on Wednesday. “We will continue cooperation in the fight against terrorism and piracy and in search and rescue on the high seas, in logistics and military-academic exchange,” he said.