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West 2017 military drills enter final straight

The military exercises West 2017 are entering the final straight. On September 18, 2017 the armies of Belarus and Russia are continuing to drill joint defense of important state objects.

What is more, the most intensive military exercises are expected on the day at the Osipovichi range.

The indicated enemy will dispatch its troops. However, the Union State Army has prepared a fight back.

Oleg Belokonev, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus:
Part of the units from the military personnel of special operations, armies of west and north-west operational commanding are continuing to block and strengthen the state border with an aim to not allow further breakthrough and increase of a destructive element on the territory of Belarus.

West 2017 military drills will end on September 20.

By the end of the month Belarusian and Russian military units will return to the places of permanent dislocation.

West 2017 military drills enter final straight