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20 Sep 2017

Belarus, Russia provide exhaustive answers about Zapad 2017

BORISOV DISTRICT, 20 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia provide exhaustive answers to all the questions about the joint army exercise Zapad 2017, State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota told the media on 20 September, BelTA has learned.

Grigory Rapota stressed that “comprehensive answers are provided by the defense ministries, the governments and the two heads of state.” The state secretary emphasized the openness of the exercise and a big number of observers invited to attend it. “Everything has been done to avoid the exercise turning into a factor of political irritation,” he said.

Speaking about the development of the military and technical cooperation between Belarus and Russia, Grigory Rapota admitted that the area has problematic issues, yet it has enough examples of successful cooperation. According to Grigory Rapota, working groups have been set up to remove barriers in the mutual trade, including the military-technical sphere.


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