In Minsk was held to protest against the Russian-Belarusian military exercises West-2017, according to the Belarusian partisans.

The initiator of the action became the leader of the Belarusian National Congress Mikalai Statkevich. The event is timed to the Day of Belarusian military glory.

Participants of the action brought, in addition to the national, and the Ukrainian flag.


“After the events of the Crimean Ukrainian flags required attributes of the Belarusian protest actions,” – says the journalists.

The number of participants is not reported, however, noted that it was not too crowded.


At 21:00 the campaign ended. According to the results of a protest was drawn up the resolution, according to which the participants are protesting against the involvement of Belarus “in a military confrontation against Russia in Ukraine and NATO”.


“We support the constitutional provision on “the desire of Belarus to neutrality” and do not want the presence of foreign troops on our soil. We consider the military exercises West-2017, as a threat to the sovereignty of our country,” – say the protesters also.

Earlier today the defense Ministry of Germany has urged Russia to extend the mandate of international observers from NATO and interested countries on the Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2017.

Read also: Exercises “West-2017”: known facts and threat analysis

The campaign against the West-2017 in Minsk: This is a threat to our sovereignty 09.09.2017

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