“West 2017”: Grybauskaite told when to expect from Russia threats

Lithuanian President believes that from 14 to 20 September of danger to be expected

Dalia Grybauskaite. Photo: firstsocial.info

Military threat to Russia from Belarus, where the exercises “West-2017”, is expected after the completion of the maneuvers. This was stated by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, European Pravda reports with reference to Delfi.

She noted that Lithuania is fully prepared for any provocation, during the Belarusian-Russian military exercises.

“We have more tools to deter and defense on our territory, we also help our partners and friends from NATO to see more, hear more and know more,” said Grybauskaite.


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According to her, the threat from Russia may come after the exercise.

“We have seen concentrate more and more troops as it goes. So you should not concentrate on 14-20 September, because this so-called active phase, and in fact, this is the VIP part when guests arrive, pass the demonstration exercises. Therefore, before these dates and after activity increased,” – said Grybauskaite.

As you know, in doctrines “the West-2017” Russia must use 12.7 thousand soldiers and about 250 tanks, 200 artillery pieces, 10 military ships. However, in Germany, say about 100-thousand army.

As stated in the state border service of Ukraine, the forces that Russia has accumulated for the participation in the exercises “West-2017”, is not enough for incursion into the territory of Ukraine. Guards note that the exercises Russia will use to strengthen its positions in Belarus.

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