25 September 2017
Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
As Russian forces leave Belarus, what are the main lessons to draw from the Zapad-2017 drills?
Servicemen take part in the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017. Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images
Following seven days of “military operations”, the fictional country of “Veshnoriya” (with a geography similar to that of the Baltic States) was forced into submission by Russian and Belarusian joint forces.In a grand display, the “Union State” of Russia and Belarus destroyed the enemy after Veshnoriya tried to stage border incursions …read more
Source: Chatham House