September 14 2017
Russia and Belarus have begun their planned military exercise, whose scale has raised concern among NATO nations, reports the BBC.
The Zapad 2017 exercise, one of Russia's largest since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, kicked off on Thursday in and around Belarus. It is expected to end on Sept. 20.
The concern of the West is not without good reason. In 2008 and 2014, the Kremlin used exercises as a preliminary for invasions of Georgia and Ukraine's Crimea,...
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