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Zapad-2017 – anything but a joint Russian-Belarusian exercise, Sivitsky says | EUROMAIDAN PRESS
Moscow has advertised Zapad-2017 as a joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise, but it is anything but as it includes features which Russian doctrine requires Moscow maintain exclusive control over and is intended to send a message to the West Moscow but not necessarily Minsk wants sent, Arseny Sivitsky says. The director of the Minsk Center for …