ZAPAD-2017 Q&A

ZAPAD-2017 Q&A

NEWS Date: 13 September 2017 ZAPAD-2017 Q&A Download Report in PDF   WHAT IS THE ZAPAD-2017 MILITARY EXERCISE? The Zapad-2017 military drills fulfill two functions at the same time. On one hand, they constitute a traditional joint Russian-Belarusian exercise...
Zapad-2017. When predictions become reality

Zapad-2017. When predictions become reality

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 September 2017 Zapad-2017. When predictions become reality The Zapad-2017 military exercise has started in nine proving grounds of Belarus. And, according to some experts (also those of Russia Monitor), it may be noticed that the scope of the...
Zapad-17. Myth Number Two

Zapad-17. Myth Number Two

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 September 2017 Zapad-17. Myth Number Two Russian Defence Minister has rebuked his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen for falsely claiming that more than 100,000 troops will participate in the upcoming Zapad-2017 military drills. According...
Zapad-17. The first myth

Zapad-17. The first myth

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 September 2017 Zapad-17. The first myth One of the main theses in the Russian information offensive accompanying the Zapad-2017 exercises is a statement that they do not jeopardise the security and stability of the region, because they are...
Unclear maneuvers

Unclear maneuvers

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 August 2017 Unclear maneuvers The Zapad 2017 joint military exercise of Russia and Belarus may play a key role in Moscow’s preparations for a possible war with NATO. On one hand, the maneuvers test whether Russians are able to put up...