The “doors” of the European Union: why exercises “West-2017” scared NATO

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In the six ranges of Russia and Belarus has developed a large-scale military exercises “Zapad-2017”, becoming the most significant event preparation military this year. According to defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, will work on “joint action of the Armed forces of the two countries in the interests of ensuring military security of the Union state”. During the development of the plan of the exercises you used modern approaches to the use of troops and forces on the basis of the experience of local wars and armed conflicts, including those acquired in Syria.

Western design

The main part of the maneuver takes place on military sites of Belarus, also involved the landfills in the Kaliningrad, Leningrad and Pskov regions of Russia.