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Lukashenko arrives on one of Belarusian polygons for West-2017
14:15, 20 September 2017
Lukashenko arrives on one of Belarusian polygons for West-2017

Belarusian President inspected a number of military facilities

14:15, 20 September 2017

Belta

President of the republic Alexander Lukashenko arrived at the Borisov polygons in Belarus within the frameworks of joint with Russia military drills West-2017, Belta agency reports.

Lukashenko after his arrival on the polygon visited the auxiliary office of the regional troops of Belarus and Russia, as well as the auxiliary command post of the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.

"The President was informed about the development of the military and political situation in the European region and its influence on the military security of the Union State, on the order of using army, including in cooperation with the troop faction operating in the northwestern direction," the agency writes.

It is also reported that the Belarusian leader inspected the mobile control command point of the regional force grouping.

Related: Russia may use nuclear weapons at West-2017, – Antoni Macierewicz

As it was reported earlier Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed that the Russian-Belarusian West-2017 drills threaten Ukraine. He noted that Ukraine will control and monitor for withdrawal of all equipment after the drills.

The Head of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko noted that Ukraine prepares for different scenarios due to the West-2017 drills. According to him, these drills have a broader context than the announced maneuvers in the territory of Belarus. The aim of them is to train the Russian troops for the offensive actions and carry a threat both for NATO countries and former Soviet-era countries.  

Related: West-2017 drills aims to train army not to assault, - Lukashenko

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