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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.

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.
Lukashenko: Zapad 2017 goals achieved
20 September, 13:50
According to the president, the main phase of the army exercise was held in six ranges and two sections of terrain in Belarus. The organization of territorial defense was practiced during the exercise.
Lukashenko commends participants of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
20 September, 13:45
The Belarusian head of state congratulated the military personnel on the successful completion of the army exercise. He wished them every success in their military service in the name of security and peaceful labor of the two brotherly nations.
Attempt to discredit Belarusian-Russian military exercise dismissed as unprofessional
20 September, 13:33
When asked about the concerns voiced by a number of western politicians and military prior to the exercise regarding, for example, the fears that not all Russian troops would leave Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said: “I will happily comment on this later when all troops that were involved in the exercise return to the places of permanent deployment, including in Russia.”
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus president pleased with troops performance at Zapad 2017 army exercise
20 September, 13:22
Alexander Lukashenko stressed: “The exercise went in line with the approved concept. Its goals have been reached. Training missions have been completed in a quality manner. Joint defense in conditions of modern challenges and security threats was practiced at a decent level.”
Lukashenko's, Putin's separate participation in Zapad 2017 army exercise explained
20 September, 13:02
“We reached an agreement that since the main action will take place here [in Belarus] while a lot of action will take place in Leningrad Oblast, the president of Russia will keep an eye on the wargames in the north while I will do the same in the center,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
Lukashenko: Belarusian-Russian military activity only protects national interests
20 September, 12:23
The president noted that military activities are on the rise all over the world. In these conditions Belarus works together with the brotherly country of Russia to ensure the security of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the Eastern Europe region.
Lukashenko observes Zapad 2017 army exercise at Borisovsky exercise area
20 September, 11:57
The president heard out a report on the military and political situation in the European region and its influence on military security in the Belarus-Russia Union State.
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