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The US and Russia will carry out a joint military exercise Atlas Vision – 2013 in Europe this week, the press-service of the US Army command in Europe reports.

According to the US Department of State, successful missions of exercise planning took place in March and May. The next step is to start this bilateral exercise involving ground forces.

Earlier, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Russian Armed Forces General Nikolay Makarov reported that the aim of the Atlas Vision exercise is practising joint actions of the ground forces of the two countries taking part in peacemaking operations under UN auspices.

 According to some sources, the exercise is to be held in the German city of Auerbach between the 18th and 22nd of July.

Voice of Russia, TASS