Ministry of defense: the doctrine “the West-2017” are purely defensive in nature

Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin

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MOSCOW, August 29. /TASS/. International exercise “Zapad-2017” are purely defensive in nature, said Deputy defense Minister Alexander Fomin.

“Let me emphasize that the doctrine “the West-2017″ in addition to counter-terrorism is purely defensive in nature,” – said Fomin.