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North Macedonia hosts “Decisive Strike” military exercise with NATO members

Macedonian Parliament; Photo: WikiCommons/Stefan Didam

SKOPJE – A military exercise named “Decisive Strike” started at the Training Support Centre (TSC) Krivolak near Skopje on Wednesday with the participation of North Macedonia and NATO members.

With around around 2500 members of the armed personnel from North Macedonia land forces, air force and special forces, the United States of America (Pennsylvania National Guard, 19th Special Forces Group and US Air Force), Lithuania and Montenegro with artillery capabilities and special forces from Bulgaria and Albania, this as the largest military exercise held in North Macedonia.

The Scenario of the “Decisive Strike” exercise is to demonstrate the readiness with the use of credible collective defence, including comprehensive planning of operations, command post exercises, combined field exercise training with live fire tactical exercises for assessing the units combat readiness.

The exercise will be held from June 5 to June 9 and it is led by Lieutenant Colonel Igor Manasovski, Head of Section for Exercise and Evaluation Ј-7 JOC.

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