The Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia said that during the Russian-Belarusian exercises «West-2017» possible provocations

During the Russian-Belarusian exercises «West-2017» possible provocations. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics said on air of one of local TV channels, writes Delfi.

He admitted that Russian military aircraft can «accidentally enter the airspace of Latvia» and such provocations «will result in a full-scale crisis». However, Rinkevics sure that the threat of direct military attack possible incidents are not responsible, including for the accommodation of Latvian contingent of the NATO.

Latvia joined NATO in 2004. In July 2016, at the Warsaw NATO summit it was decided to host additional military forces in connection with the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Exercises «West-2017» will be held in Belarus from 14 to 20 September. Russian soldiers began to arrive in the country on July 24.

Their concern about their conduct has already expressed the country’s European Union and NATO.

The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak believes that the exercises can serve as a cover for deploying strike groups of the Russian Federation.




The Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia said that during the Russian-Belarusian exercises «West-2017» possible provocations 28.08.2017

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