From 4 to 8 September 2017 under the Treaty on open skies is planned observation flight mission of the U.S. and Ukraine over the territory of the group of States parties of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. This reports the press service of the defense Ministry of Belarus.
“The purpose of the observation flight is to control military activities in the observed States,” the report says.
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West-2017 – joint strategic exercises of the armies of Russia and Belarus, will be held from 14 to 20 September. The Russian military began to arrive in Belarus in late July. Officially announced the participation of up to 13 thousand military, anecdotal evidence suggests a much larger group of troops up to 100 thousand people. The exercises will be held in two stages – in Russia and at seven landfills in Belarus.
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The Kremlin is likely to leave the military in Belarus, according to the General staff of the armed forces. NATO suspects that Moscow may use the exercises as a “Trojan horse.”
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