Sweden holds military exercise, practising ground, anti-aircraft and naval defense

17:15, 14 September 2017

Russian troops involved in West 2017 military drills will leave Belarus by October, as the maneuvers should be over by September 20.

In the meantime, Ukraine hosts international exercise Rapid Trident. 2,500 servicemen from the U.S. and Ukraine are participating.

Besides, Sweden also conducts its own large-scale military exercise; 20,000 NATO servicemen and civilians play the scenario of an attack on Gotland Island, practicing ground, anti-aircraft and naval defense.

Sweden, the non-aligned state, voices out concerns that Russia could attack from the mainland.