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Belarus, Russia: Scrutinizing the Upcoming Zapad Exercises

MIN READAug 29, 2017 | 20:25 GMT

Belarusian First Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Belokonev has revealed some details related to the Russian military deployments that are part of the upcoming Zapad 2017 military drills in the Baltic region. He said around 10,200 Belarusian and Russian military personnel would be deployed to Belarus for the large-scale exercise. Belokonev said that the exercises will also involve 370 armored fighting vehicles -- including about 140 main battle tanks -- 40 combat aircraft and helicopters, and up to 150 artillery units and multiple-launch rocket systems....

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