The Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security stated that Ukraine is ready to respond to possible provocations during the exercise «West-2017»

Military exercises «West-2017» in Belarus can be a threat to Ukraine due to the accumulation of a large number of weapons and equipment. About it journalists were told by the Secretary of the parliamentary Committee on national security and defence, MP from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Ivan Vinnik after a meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, reports «RBC-Ukraine».

«From the point of view of accumulations of military equipment and soldiers, funds that are there, Yes, of course, is a threat to Ukraine», – he said.

But winnick has expressed doubt that the teaching force might be used against Ukraine, as this will lead to increased sanctions.

He added that the Ukrainian side is ready to respond to possible provocations during the exercise.

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.

Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov does not exclude that under the guise of exercises can place a new invasion of Russian troops.

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.

According to the foreign Ministry, the exercises will be attracted to 12.7 thousand.




The Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security stated that Ukraine is ready to respond to possible provocations during the exercise «West-2017» 30.08.2017

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