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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.

Belarusian military observe Ukraine-USA wargames Rapid Trident 2017
21 September, 17:28
Meanwhile, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Sweden, and Estonia sent two observers each to watch the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 in Belarus.
Russian troops leaving Belarus after Zapad 2017 army exercise
21 September, 16:13
The source said: “Today the first few trains of Russian participants of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 will leave [Belarus] for Russia. Weapons, military and special hardware are being loaded onto trains now.”
NATO observer notes topicality of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
20 September, 18:46
The concept of the Zapad 2017 exercise stems from a crisis situation, which gets aggravated by actions of illegal armed groups, international separatist and terrorist organizations enjoying outside support. The NATO representative noted it is a very hot topic in the modern world.
Kiss Kaupo
Foreign observers commend professionalism of Zapad 2017 participants
20 September, 18:27
The Estonian observer Kiss Kaupo noted that the event had left a very good impression on him. “This army exercise was well-planned and professional,” he said.
During the exercise
Swedish observer praises smooth organization of Zapad 2017 army exercise in Belarus
20 September, 17:01
Thomas Moller took part in several observation missions before coming to Belarus. In Belarus everything is organized in an excellent manner, he remarked. He went on saying that during the exercise he had been able to receive all the necessary information.
Belarus-Russia army exercise Zapad 2017 hailed as showpiece of transparency
20 September, 16:53
Robin Mossinkoff emphasized that during the Zapad 2017 army exercise the observers had the opportunity to obtain unbiased information.
A Russian Su-34
Russian aircraft to leave Belarus within 48 hours after Zapad 2017 exercise
20 September, 16:50
The Su-35S, MiG-31BM, MiG-29SMT, Su-30SM, Su-24M, Su-34, Su-25 aircraft and Mi-28N, Mi-35, Mi-8, and Ka-52 helicopters, which were involved in various episodes of the Zapad 2017 exercise, including those in the Republic of Belarus, will redeploy to their permanent stations in Russia within two days.
ICRC views observation of Zapad 2017 as milestone in cooperation with Belarus
20 September, 16:21
The ICRC has been long cooperating with the Armed Forces of Belarus in the field of the dissemination of knowledge about international humanitarian law, the relevant training of personnel.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarusian defense industry to continue profound modernization, new weapons in development
20 September, 14:17
Alexander Lukashenko was confident that it is not necessary to buy new expensive defense products for millions of U.S. dollars if the available systems can be upgraded to achieve comparable performance. “We know how to accomplish it, including aerial vehicles, armored vehicles, and firearms,” stressed the president.
Lukashenko: No need to worry over presence of Russian troops in Belarus
20 September, 14:10
A German journalist asked whether the Belarus president can guarantee that the Russian forces will leave Belarus when the army exercise is over. “I think numerous guarantees had been given before the exercise even started,” the president said.
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