NATO to discuss with Russia the true number of troops in Zapad-2017 exercises
The true number of Russian Army personnel that were involved in the recent Zapad-2017 exercises in Belarus will be discussed during the next NATO-Russia meeting, reported the German newspaper Welt, citing its sources in the headquarters of the Alliance.
“We will very clearly say that we are thinking about such actions,” the newspaper quotes the diplomat as saying.
The Alliance has serious reasons to believe that it wasn’t 12,700 soldiers that took part in the exercises – the number that Russia claims – but “several tens of thousands.” Included in the proof behind NATO’s assertion is satellite imagery.
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