Kiev afraid of the possibility of a Russian attack during the exercises “West-2017”

Joint military exercises of Russia and Belarus “West-2017” may be a cover to attack the Russian army in the Ukraine. On Thursday, said Secretary of national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov.


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He said that does not rule out a variant at which Russia could carry out “covert activities” in preparation for strategic offensive.

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Turchinov also noted that Kiev has every reason to believe that after the exercise, Russian troops will not withdraw from the territory of Belarus.

Note that in late March, a similar view was expressed by the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy. He also suggested that Russian troops attack Ukraine from Belarus and Russia.

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