The number of servicemen at the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017” in times exceeds the reported figure of 12.7 thousand people.
About it writes DW. “According to the head of the Ministry of defense of Germany, the present number of attracted to the teachings of the “West-2017” servicemen may be “over 100 thousand”, which at times exceeds the officially reported figure of 12.7 thousand participants”, – stated in the message.
NATO suspects that thus Russia seeks to circumvent the rules of transparency in military exercises.
I believe that we are here dealing with a demonstration of the capabilities and power of the Russians, concluded Ursula von der Leyen.