The United States will send a company of paratroopers to Estonia during the time when Russian-Belarussian exercises Zapad 2017 are held. According to the main headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces, 150 servicemen will arrive at the end of August, BNS agency informs.
In September this year, Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad 2017 will be held in the territory of Belarus where Russia will mobilize more than 4,000 wagons for the transportation of weapons and soldiers.
Ukraine expressed concern about these exercises. However, as Ukraine's ambassador to Belarus Ihor Kyzym stated, Ukraine received assurances from Belarus that the Ukrainian military, including the military attaché of the Ukrainian embassy in Minsk, could attend Zapad 2017 exercises as observers.