Stoltenberg: the Scale and geographical coverage of the exercise «West-2017» far exceeded what had been previously claimed by Russia

Russia underestimated the extent of military exercises «West-2017». This was during the briefing in Brussels following the meeting of the Council Russia – NATO said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, reports the press service of the organization.

«Today we exchanged information about the latest exercises. NATO allies have made clear that the scale and geographical coverage of the exercise «West-2017″ far exceeded what had been declared by Russia», – said Stoltenberg.

He noted that the parties came to the conclusion that peer training would be helpful to the relations between Russia and NATO.

«I hope that we will continue these exchanges at the next meeting of the Council Russia – NATO», – said the NATO Secretary General.

Military exercises in Belarus with the participation of Russian troops was held from 14th to 20th September. September 21, Russia began to withdraw equipment from the country.

The Secretary of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Russian military during the exercises worked conditional drawing of a massive nuclear missile strike.

September 28, in an interview with Reuters the chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said that Russia does not withdraw from Belarus all its military units after the exercise «Zapad-2017». In the defense Ministry deny this statement.

October 24 at the armed forces General staff said that after the exercise in Belarus remained 5.8 million Russian soldiers.

Belarus has denied the information about the remaining after the exercise of the Russian military.




Stoltenberg: the Scale and geographical coverage of the exercise «West-2017» far exceeded what had been previously claimed by Russia 26.10.2017

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