The armed forces of Ukraine are preparing to conduct command-staff exercises “enduring sustainability 2017”. Maneuvers announced as a response to the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017” and will be held with the involvement of forces and operational reserves. In the course of events, the Ukrainian command will form the APU of readiness for a possible aggravation of the military-strategic situation around the country. “Enduring sustainability-2017” will be held from 12 to 15 September, the “West-2017” – from 14 to 20 September.
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In mid-September, the Ukrainian Armed forces intend to conduct military exercises “enduring sustainability 2017”. This is stated in the message of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense, published on the Agency’s website. Maneuvers will conduct with the involvement of forces and operational reserves. The event will be a response to the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017”.
“In order to adequately respond to external threats, in particular related to the conduct of the exercise “West-2017″ was the procedure for the preparation of the Armed forces of Ukraine in the current year”, — said the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko.
It is reported that the exercises “enduring stability -2017” to be held from 12 to 15 September. Start of the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017” scheduled for September 14, ending on the 20th of this month.
Also the chief of the General staff of Ukraine stated that the aim is the formation of “readiness for a possible aggravation of the military-strategic situation around Ukraine”.
In the Russian defense Ministry had previously stressed that a joint Belarusian colleagues exercises are purely defensive in nature and aimed at strengthening anti-terrorist activity. The event will be attended by 12.7 thousand troops of the two countries. Such exercises are held every two years.
A day earlier, the speaker of the General staff of VSU Vladislav Voloshin expressed concern over the upcoming military exercise “Zapad-2017”. During the maneuvers of the Russian army can build a “corridor” in the Kaliningrad region, simultaneously capturing part of the territory of Poland and Lithuania, said the representative of APU.
“There is Suvalki corridor that Belarus and the Russian Kaliningrad oblast divides. This is quite a small distance, it is Poland and Lithuania. And spend in this corridor such an operation with “itemname” is quite simple. As the events in Crimea and the Donbass”, — said in a broadcast on Ukrainian television, the speaker of the General staff of VSU Vladislav Voloshin.