The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General of the army Petr Pavel considers the doctrine on the territory of the Republic of Belarus “is similar to the beginning of preparations for a big war”. According to the Czech General, during the maneuvers it is not excluded “undesirable potential incidents” NATO has to intensify its quest to restore military ties with Russia – in order to avoid such incidents.
View Peter Paul is strikingly similar to previously voiced by Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko “accurate predictions” about the prospects of the attack group of the Russian-Belarusian troops to Ukraine and some Baltic States. The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee stated: despite the peaceful statements of Moscow that the Alliance “is not considered the enemy,” and that “exercise is not directed against NATO”, Russia de did not comply with “established principle for the exercise”. So, she said participation in the exercises “West-2017” 12 thousand 700 troops, although according to NATO, they involve from 70 to 100 thousand military.
According to the website of the Ministry of defence of the Republic of Belarus yesterday began the second phase of the exercises “West-2017”. It is designed for 4 days. From 17 to 20 September, the soldiers of Russia and Belarus will work out issues of control of troops (forces) in the course of military operations to repel “aggression against the Union state in the rapidly changing environment, the organization of interaction and comprehensive support to meet our goals.”