20 September 2017
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Lithuania to send observers to Russia-Belarus joint drills "Zapad-2017" - media

Lithuania will deploy its observers to the Russian-Belarusian joint military exercises "Zapad -2017" (West-2017), which will be held on September 14-20, according to Delfi.

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Photo from the Russian defense ministry

Lithuania will observe the exercises from Belarus and Leningrad region of the Russian Federation, Delfi reports.

"Lithuania ... along with other states in the region received an invitation from Russia and Belarus to observe the exercises Zapad 2017," Asta Galdikaite, a spokeswoman for the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said, according to BNS.

Latvia expects provocations during Zapad-2017 drillsAccording to the official, arms inspectors from the Lithuanian army will participate in the monitoring program to observe the holding of the large-scale Belarusian-Russian strategic exercises "Zapad-2017" organized on the territory of Belarus.

Ukraine's General Staff speaks of threats of Russia's West-2017 drillsOn September 19, the military attaché of Lithuania will observe the drills at the Luga training ground in Russia’s Leningrad region.

Tags: Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Zapad2017, drills, West2017, exercises, observers

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