September 18, 2017

Russia Kicks Off War Games as West Watches

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A Belarusian military jet pilot lands with a parachute during a training session of an emergency landing at the Zapad military exercises, near the town of Ruzhany, some 235 km (147 miles) south-west of Minsk, on September 17, 2017.
A Belarusian military jet pilot lands with a parachute during a training session of an emergency landing at the Zapad military exercises, near the town of Ruzhany, some 235 km (147 miles) south-west of Minsk, on September 17, 2017.

Wall Street Journal interviewed Sven Sakkov for a story about Russia’s Zapad 2017 exercise and NATO’s precautionary measures.

“They say they are training against terrorist formations, but it’s clear it’s an exercise defined with NATO in mind,” said Sven Sakkov, director of the International Centre for Defence and Security, based in Estonia, a NATO member Baltic country bordering Russia.
Full story is available from: www.wsj.com/articles/russia-kicks-off-war-games-am…