Shoigu: the purpose of the exercises “West-2017” achieved

The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

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MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. The goal of the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017” is reached, said Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a teleconference on Friday.

“We believe that the objectives of the exercise achieved. Pay special attention that all involved forces and means returned to the places of permanent deployment”, – said Shoigu. He stressed that during the exercise, the organs of military and public administration gained practical experience of joint action to ensure the military security of the Union state.