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Russian-Serbian military exercises Bars-2015 completed

The first Russian-Serbian tactical flight exercises “Bars-2015” - “Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia” were completed. They began on October 2 and took place at the Volga airfield and Ashuluk training ground.

In the exercises, joint fighter and army crews aviation fulfilled the tasks of repelling an air attack, used aviation weapons, and also conducted training to evacuate downed pilots. In total, more than 30 sorties and helicopters were completed as part of the exercises. From Serbia, 7 MiG-29 pilots and 4 Mi-8 helicopter pilots took part in them.

The pilots on the MiG-29 have worked out anti-missile maneuvering, combat turns, loops and slides, as well as elements of a close air combat. In turn, the pilots of military aviation on Mi-8 helicopters performed low-altitude flights, search and rescue operations with lifting cargo on a winch and landing on unprepared sites for evacuation of the injured.

In total, 10 fighters and army aviation helicopters were involved in the exercises.

- We fully realized our intentions with which we arrived in Astrakhan. Our pilots have demonstrated the ability to perform combat missions at the same or similar level as our colleagues from the Air and Space Forces of Russia, said Sasha Miyailovich, Colonel of the Air Force and Air Defense of Serbia.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu awarded medals for the military cooperation of the Serbian military: Colonel Sasha Miyailovich, Majors Dejan Beda, Sasha Ilic and Zoran Jokic. The medals themselves were presented by the head of the Combat Training Directorate of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation, Major General Oleg Chesnokov.

Photos used:
Serbian Ministry of Defense
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  1. Abakan
    Abakan 10 October 2015 06: 19
  2. 79807420129
    79807420129 10 October 2015 06: 22
    Serbs are normal guys, we train together, and the leadership looks towards NATO, as Serbian Prime Minister Vucic said: “We want to be reliable partners of the United States.
      SPAAARTAAA 10 October 2015 06: 29
      And they have a choice, that is, after the sadomy that they arranged with them in the 90s?
      1. djqnbdjqnb
        djqnbdjqnb 10 October 2015 11: 06
        Quote: SPAAARTAAA
        And they have a choice, that is, after the sadomy that they arranged with them in the 90s?

        Indeed, one should not confuse the statements of politicians and the attitude towards Russia in Serbia in general. Serbs remember well who defeated Yugoslavia
    2. Skif83
      Skif83 10 October 2015 06: 56
      Yes, let the leadership at least look into his ass, the main thing is that then happen that the little brothers did not look at us through the sight!
      Better yet, they looked through the scope at NATO.
      1. SokolfromRussia
        10 October 2015 10: 26
        The Serbs will definitely not be looking at us.
        1. g1v2
          g1v2 10 October 2015 12: 12
          Still how will be. Serbia is striving at full speed for NATO and the EU. Its leaders constantly emphasize this. The entire elite of Serbia is pro-Western. Sooner or later, Serbia will find itself in NATO, and there it doesn’t smell like democracy. If they order them to send troops against the Russian Federation, they will do it and will not go anywhere. And these pilots, with whom ours are now training, may well turn up against us in battle. Remember Vysotsky? "And before the war, a German guy took this slope with you. He fell down, but was saved, and now perhaps he is preparing his machine gun for battle." You should not delude yourself from the common people there, nothing depends now.
          1. SokolfromRussia
            10 October 2015 14: 57
            It will not turn out - the people will not give. As in neighboring Bosnia, the Serbs did not allow entry into NATO.
    3. Abakan
      Abakan 11 October 2015 03: 34
      on the forum it was as it was))
      After NATO’s aggression on Serbia 1999, one American general visited the military museum in Belgrade.
      General went to one of the museum’s coats, a young retired Serbian officer, and asked a question:

      "Well, was it difficult to fight with the biggest and most powerful force in the world?"

      The officer replied:

      "I don’t know, we never fought against the Russians."
  3. Kos_kalinki9
    Kos_kalinki9 10 October 2015 06: 24
    As I understand it, the Serbs continue to bend the pro-Russian line.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 10 October 2015 06: 26
      And simple Serbs, especially the older generation, have always supported Russia. Another thing is the new politicians who graduated from universities in the United States and England.
      1. Kos_kalinki9
        Kos_kalinki9 10 October 2015 06: 43
        Well, if they conduct joint military exercises, then this also does not happen without the will of the "upper" political leadership.
        1. Awaz
          Awaz 10 October 2015 07: 36
          The "pro-Russian" actions of the authorities are largely connected only with the fact that the population wants more good relations with Russia and generally treats Russians well. In general, the same is true and vice versa. But this is most likely not the fundamental line of behavior of the Serbian authorities - it is flirting with the people. The West, having pumped up the countries neighboring Serbia with grandmothers, will simply force the Serbs in the end to abandon the Russian world. Mercantile interest is always above common sense. Just like the Greeks will be driven into debt and then they will bother for a long time. All these republics of the former Soviet bloc (and not only them) survive at the expense of Russia and those who still produce something. They themselves have been turned into banana republics (not all of them, but mostly) ... In general, no matter how beautiful the topics of cooperation may look, but this is unlikely to last long. Although, if the Western world begins to degrade ... then you can have a look. But this is not soon and not in our life
          1. SokolfromRussia
            10 October 2015 10: 23
            Yugoslavia was not part of the Soviet bloc, it was part of the Non-Aligned Movement. The Americans have bought all their neighbors for a long time - Croatia, Macedonia, the leadership of Montenegro, the Muslim and Croatian part of Bosnia. But the Serbs could not buy yet. And there is surprisingly good attitude towards the Russians.
          2. djqnbdjqnb
            djqnbdjqnb 10 October 2015 11: 11
            Quote: AwaZ
            The West, pumping grandmothers neighboring the countries of Serbia, will simply force in the end the Serbs to abandon the Russian world.

            But not so simple. And they have problems with grandmothers, and with the trust of the population in the USA and the EU. In the end, it is simply a matter of the physical existence of many European countries and peoples. And these very peoples of Europe are beginning to understand this, and just feel in their own skin.
          3. Kos_kalinki9
            Kos_kalinki9 10 October 2015 15: 38
            Yeah, Bulgaria and Romania have already been pumped up with grandmas, and the rest have not been "cheated". The same Albania. Now it remains for Serbia to "pump free" help. Themselves cited Greece as an example.
  4. gozmos
    gozmos 10 October 2015 07: 37
    The Serbs send in three letters to the Americans and their henchmen and against the plan to deploy a NATO base on their territory ... if we asked, they did not refuse))))
  5. Socialism 2.0
    Socialism 2.0 10 October 2015 08: 04
    They are not brothers to us. like Bulgarians and Montenegrins, Poles and other Shelupon
    BULB TARAS 10 October 2015 08: 37
    They simply have nowhere to go from their also former "brothers" - Croats, Slovenes, Bosnians ...
    1. SokolfromRussia
      10 October 2015 10: 25
      In the sense of nowhere to go? And what does "Bosniak" mean? In Bosnia, three peoples live, if that. And none makes up the majority of the population. It is the Bosnian Serbs who have so far prevented Bosnia from joining NATO.
  7. Zai pali
    Zai pali 10 October 2015 09: 52
    Soon these "friends" will be in NATO.
  8. pvv113
    pvv113 10 October 2015 10: 50
    The Serbs have a proverb that fully reflects their attitude towards Russia, regardless of who is in power:
    God is in heaven, Russia is on earth.
  9. w3554152
    w3554152 10 October 2015 11: 00
    Dostoevsky about the Slavs. As I looked in the mirror. What changed?

    “I want to say one very special word about the Slavs, which I have long wanted to say. Russia will never have, and never has, haters, envious people, slanderers, and even obvious enemies, like all these Slavic tribes, as soon as Russia liberates them, and Europe agrees to recognize them as liberated! And do not mind me, do not dispute, do not shout at me that I am exaggerating and that I am a hater of the Slavs!

    On the contrary, I love the Slavs very much, but I won’t defend myself either, because I know that everything will come true just like that, as I say, and not because of the low, ungrateful, as if, character of the Slavs - they have a character in this sense, like everyone else, namely because such things in the world cannot happen otherwise.

    I will not spread, but I know that we do not need to demand gratitude from the Slavs, we need to prepare for this in advance. They will begin, upon liberation, their new life, I repeat, precisely from what they beg for from Europe, from England and Germany, for example, the guarantee and protection of their freedom, and even in the concert of the European powers there will be Russia, but they are in protection from Russia will do so.

    They will certainly begin with the fact that inside themselves, if not directly out loud, they will declare to themselves and convince themselves that they do not owe the slightest gratitude to Russia, on the contrary, that they could hardly escape from the power of Russia during the conclusion of the peace by the intervention of a European concert, and not if Europe had intervened, so Russia, having taken them away from the Turks, would have swallowed them immediately, “having in mind the expansion of borders and the foundation of the great All-Slavic empire on the enslavement of the Slavs by the greedy, cunning and barbaric Great Russian tribe”.
    1. SokolfromRussia
      10 October 2015 11: 10
      What Dostoevsky wrote, was applied in part to the Bulgarians. In Serbia, Russians have a tremendous attitude and they remember very well who released Serbia, and who stood up for it at 1914, and who freed it at 1944. And many, especially among the Bosnian Serbs, remember the feat of our volunteers in 1991-1995 and 1999. Yes, they are not idealized, but they are grateful.
      1. ASK505
        ASK505 10 October 2015 15: 00
        Quote: SokolfromRussia
        What Dostoevsky wrote was applicable in part to the Bulgarians.

        Why in part? All these brothers-Slavs: Poles, Romanians, Czechs, Slovaks, and other Bulgarians together marked against us in WW2 with shock labor at their factories for the production of German weapons and ammunition and at the front, in the hope of also getting a piece of land after Hitler's victory. And the phrase of Alexander III is also partly? "In the whole world we have only two loyal allies," he liked to say to his ministers, "our army and navy." Today the Bulgarians "partly" shit at us in full - the gas pipeline, the US bases, participation in maneuvers against us in the Black Sea, closed the airspace. About any Romanians and Poles, too, you do not need to go far for facts. Dostoevsky in psychoanalysis understood more than all of us put together here on the forum.
  10. Aandrewsir
    Aandrewsir 10 October 2015 11: 34
    Not very large-scale, of course ... But the Serbs are interested and interested in joint actions!
    1. SokolfromRussia
      10 October 2015 11: 49
      I remember when English courses were introduced into their army, several officers sent there basically went to study Russian and paid for the training themselves. Moreover, young guys, which is very significant.
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