The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: the hype around the exercise “Zapad-2017” which aims to justify military action by NATO

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MOSCOW, August 25. /TASS/. Joint military exercises of Russia and Belarus “West-2017” are purely defensive in nature, and the real number of deployed personnel and military equipment are much lower than stated in the foreign media. This was stated on Friday, the Russian foreign Ministry.