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,...
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...
Zapad-2017: preparations completed

Zapad-2017: preparations completed

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 September 2017 Zapad-2017: preparations completed A week before the official start of joint Russian and Belarusian maneuvers, for the first time a top western politician questioned the officially given number of servicemen to participate in...
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...
Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad

Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad As the anxiously expected military exercise Zapad 2017, to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus, is getting closer, tension in the Baltic Sea region is mounting. In the first five days of August,...