In the Ryazan region, at the Dubrovichi training ground, a solemn meeting of the teams participating in the field training competition among the airborne units Airborne Platoon took place, the international stage of which will be held from August 22 to September 2.
Paratroopers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Federal Republic of Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Abkhazia, the Republic of Mali, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of South Ossetia arrived in Ryazan by air. The day before, the first foreign teams participating in the competition, representing the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, arrived here.
Traditionally, the participants of the competition were greeted with bread and salt. The state flags of the participating countries were raised, and the military band of the Guards Parachute Regiment sang the anthems of the countries that had arrived.
At the end of the celebrations, participants were registered and safety training sessions were held. A set of measures to counter the spread of COVID-19 was carried out with all team members.
In total, about 450 military personnel from 18 countries are expected to participate in the international stage of the competition as part of national army teams.