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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.

Yergali Bulegenov. An archive photo
Kazakhstan ambassador points out openness of Zapad 2017 exercise
13 September, 12:33
“I do not share the concerns of those diplomats (it is known what countries they represent). We regularly hold such exercises in Kazakhstan. These are scheduled exercises,” Yergali Bulegenov said.
Russian aircraft arrive in Belarus for Zapad 2017 exercise
13 September, 10:34
According to the ministry, “the planes and helicopters of the Western Ministry District of the Russian Armed Forces have relocated to the Belarusian airbases.” Russian military aviators received a warm welcome in Belarus.
Belarus' Defense Ministry launches Zapad 2017 website
12 September, 10:56
Zapad 2017 will get extensive media coverage. During its active phase on 17-19 September journalists will be able to travel to the army exercise areas of Ruzhansky, Osipovichsky, and Domanovo where combat actions will be practiced.
Belarusian Foreign Ministry briefs diplomats on Zapad 2017 army exercise
11 September, 12:30
The official informed the diplomats about the theme and goals of the exercise, the number of personnel and hardware that will be used in the course of the exercise. Valentin Rybakov was ready to answer any questions together with the representatives of the Defense Ministry, who were also present during the briefing.
Photo courtesy of the Zvezda TV channel
Reporters promised access to three army exercise areas in Belarus during Zapad 2017
11 September, 12:16
According to the source, mass media representatives will be able to travel to the army exercise areas of Ruzhansky, Osipovichsky, and Domanovo where combat actions will be practiced.
Belarus briefs NATO on Zapad 2017
8 September, 17:50
Aide to Belarus' Defense Minister Oleg Voinov gave a briefing on the Zapad 2017 army exercise at the NATO headquarters.
Vladimir Makei
Makei: No interest from Western partners in objective information on Zapad 2017
8 September, 15:13
According to the minister, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has voiced his clear position regarding the Belarusian-Russian army exercise. The minister added that Belarus has never posed a threat to its neighbors and has no intention to be a threat to anyone.
Andrei Ravkov
Preparations for Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 over
7 September, 13:41
The official said: “Preparations for the Zapad 2017 exercise are now over. The deployment of the command system will be finished on 13 September. On 14 September we will get down to fulfilling tasks of the joint strategic army exercise.”
Dmitry Mironchik. An archive photo
Rush for media briefing on Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017
7 September, 12:26
As of 7 September 47 representatives of 37 countries and international organizations have been registered as intended participants of the media briefing about the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017.
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