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People protest against West-2017 in Minsk
09:52, 9 September 2017
People protest against West-2017 in Minsk

The protesters see the drills as a threat to the country’s sovereignty

09:52, 9 September 2017

Head of Belarus National Congress Mikalai Statkevich started a protest against Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017, as Belarus partisan informs.

According to Statkevich, the campign was dedicated to the Day of Belarus military glory.

After the protests, a resolution was drawn up, stating that the participant protest against Belarusi being “drawn into Russian military confrontation with Ukraine and NATO”.

“We support the constitutional provision on Belarus pursuing neutrality, and don’t want the presence of foreign military on our land. We see West-2017 military exercise as a threat to our country’s sovereignty,” the resolution says.

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