Contents tagged with West 2017

  • Ukraine and Poland explore possible ways to respond to Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises

    The Chiefs of the General Staffs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Polish Army have declared that they have studied possible threats from and ways of responding to the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises.

    "We have discussed the issue of the Zapad-2017 exercises. We considered possible threats related to these exercises, as well as ways of responding both by the Polish Army and by the Ukrainian Armed Forces," said the Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian …

  • Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament: Russia could use Zapad-2017 exercises for direct aggression

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Andriy Parubiy, said that the joint Russian-Belarusian exercises "Zapad-2017" (West-2017), which will be held in the fall of 2017, could be used for direct aggression or sabotage against Ukraine, Ukrinform news agency reports.

    "The current ‘West-2017’ military exercises cause concern in Ukraine ... We should not exclude the worst case scenario: the use of exercises to at minimum to discredit Belarus, and at maximum - to carry out direct aggression …