Zapad 2017 Lessons Learned

Zapad 2017 Lessons Learned

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 20 October 2017 Zapad 2017 Lessons Learned The course of the joint Russian-Belarussian strategic exercises Zapad 2017 confirmed the forecasts of the Warsaw Institute analysts presented in the report of September 13. The Russians did not use the...
Zapad-2017: Too Early to Assess

Zapad-2017: Too Early to Assess

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 September 2017 Zapad-2017: Too Early to Assess The Zapad-2017 military drills, which took place on nine proving grounds of Belarus and Russia and engaged 12.700 troops, officially ended on September 20, as previously planned. However, it does...
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-2017. The third myth

Zapad-2017. The third myth

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 September 2017 Zapad-2017. The third myth Officially, Zapad-2017 war games will involve stopping, isolating and driving out the “extremist groups” that invaded Belarus from the territory of a hypothetical state of Veishnoria. The actual enemy,...
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