Turchinov about the exercises «West-2017»: Russia wants to demonstrate the ability to conduct large-scale war in Europe

Using the exercises «West-2017» Russia wants to demonstrate its ability to wage war in Europe. This was stated by Secretary of national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to journalists in Novi Petrivtsi, Kyiv region, reports the Agency «Interfax-Ukraine».

«RF these exercises demonstrates the ability to conduct large-scale continental war in Europe, and that, in their opinion, may be a warning to the West to not interfere in new adventures, including the military, which the Kremlin could provoke on the territory of Ukraine and other independent States in the region,» said Secretary of the NSDC.

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.

Today, the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said that he discussed with his Polish counterpart Leszek Zurawski the issues of possible threats during exercises and response with both Ukrainian and Polish sides.

Surawski, in turn, said that the Russians, with each subsequent exercise increases the number of engaged forces.




Turchinov about the exercises «West-2017»: Russia wants to demonstrate the ability to conduct large-scale war in Europe 30.08.2017

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