Belarusian opposition staged a protest against Zapad-2017 military exercises
An unauthorized rally of the group “For a Peaceful Belarus” was held in Minsk, protesting the Russia-Belarus joint military exercises Zapad 2017, as reported on the tut.by website.
More than 100 people took part in the rally, including opposition politicians and activists. After it ended, those present on the square adopted a resolution. In particular, the protesters opposed the idea of Belarus being “drawn into a confrontation” between Russia and Ukraine.
The exercises will be held at training areas in Belarus, as well as in the Kaliningrad, Leningrad, and Pskov regions of the Russian Federation from September 14th to September 20th. They …read more