By Yauheni Preiherman / Officially, 12,700 troops participated in the drills, which practiced heading off a military incursion. Little was known about simultaneous drills in Russia. Pundits say that the latter might have involved a far larger numbers of troops and it was this estimate that became the source of hysteric projections around the drills in international … Continue reading BELARUS. Was Belarus the victim of political and military games between Russia and Europe?
by Monika Scislowska. According to the AP today Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO's eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have … Continue reading EUROPE. Today began the Russian-Belarusian war games. European residents are excited and frightened.
As Russia embarks on its biggest show of strength since the Cold War ended, its neighbours and the West are right to feel nervous The sights and sounds of Russian military exercises are intimidating and spectacular. Giant hovercrafts roar up beaches and disgorge grim-faced soldiers. Attack helicopters blast targets on the ground. Tanks hurtle across … Continue reading RUSSIA. Putin war games take us closer to conflict