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Army exercise Zapad 2017

Army exercise Zapad 2017

The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 will take place on 14-20 September. It will pursue counterterrorism goals. In line with the scenario of the exercise extremist groups intent on acts of terrorism and destabilizing the situation in the Union State of Belarus and Russia have infiltrated into Belarus and Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It is believed that the extremists enjoy outside assistance and get supplies, weapons, and military hardware by air and by sea.

Stanislav Zas
Needless tensions in neighboring countries over army exercise in Belarus
5 September, 15:23
Stanislav Zas said: “We don't feel threatened due to the situation. We just state the facts. I think the army exercise will proceed as usual and will be a success. All the speculations and concoctions will be history.”
Alexander Lukashenko
Lukashenko on Zapad 2017: We are not going to attack anyone
5 September, 11:29
“Before the beginning of the active phase of the Zapad 2017 army exercise I would like to listen to the report of the Defense Ministry on the situation in this field,” the Belarusian leader said.
Ryszard Terlecki and Marianna Shchetkina
Belarusian, Polish parliaments urged to work as hard as possible
30 August, 13:31
Marianna Shchetkina said: “The peoples of Belarus and Poland historically stand together and we will always be together. It is objective reality. A great deal depends on our interparliamentary relations, this is why we should work as hard as possible with the maximum performance factor”.
Zapad 2017 website to be launched on 12 September
29 August, 17:52
The website will provide all relevant information regarding Zapad 2017, and also photos and videos.
Theater of operations of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 specified
29 August, 15:45
Belarus will provide the exercise areas near Lepel, Borisov, Losvido, Osipovichi, two exercise areas of the Air Force and Air Defense Command near Ruzhany and Domanovo as well as a piece of terrain near the village of Dretun. Russia will provide exercise areas in Kaliningrad Oblast, Leningrad Oblast, and Pskov Oblast.
Alexander Fomin
Russia invites foreign defense agencies to observe Zapad 2017
29 August, 15:21
“We aspire to be as transparent as possible. It was our initiative to invite top officials of several foreign defense agencies, diplomats, and military attaches to observe the final stage of Zapad 2017 will take place,” Alexander Fomin said.
Russian Defense Ministry: Zapad 2017 purely defensive
29 August, 15:05
The joint strategic Belarusian-Russian exercise Zapad 2017 is purely defensive, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said at a press briefing for foreign military attaches and reporters.
Counterterrorism nature of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 underlined
29 August, 15:01
According to the source, in line with the scenario of the exercise extremist groups intent on acts of terrorism and destabilizing the situation in the Union State of Belarus and Russia have penetrated Belarus and Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast.
Oleg Belokonev
Belarus baffled by unreasonable mass media hype about Zapad 2017 exercise
29 August, 14:22
The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 is a defensive one. It reaffirms Belarus' policy in favor of bolstering regional security and honoring the country's commitments as part of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.
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