Media: NATO prepares report accusing Russia of lying about Zapad-2017 military exercise
NATO experts analyzed satellite images of the Zapad 2017 exercises and found tens of thousands of soldiers, while Russia assured that fewer than 13,000 military men participated in the maneuvers, as reported by Die Welt, citing sources in NATO.
Exercises with military formations exceeding 13,000 people require the participation of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), however, they were not present at the maneuvers.
According to Die Welt, NATO is going to accuse Russia for deliberately misleading the group regarding the number of troops involved. The alliance believes that Russia deliberately understated the number of military men …read more