MOSCOW, 6 Sep-RIA Novosti. The Polish edition of Tygodnik TVP published an article about the Belarusian-Russian strategic exercises "West-2021" and stated the need to speak with Moscow "in the language of force".
The author of the material, journalist and publisher Petar Petrovich described the maneuvers as"alarming".
"The Russians are trying to make the countries of our region feel threatened, and the North Atlantic Alliance has reduced activity on its eastern flank. < ... > NATO should increase its activity in this region, " he concludes.
The practical phase of the Zapad-2021 exercise will be held from September 10 to 16 at nine training grounds in Russia and five in Belarus. They will involve about 200 thousand people, more than 80 aircraft and helicopters, as well as about 760 units of military equipment, including 15 ships. Among other things, about two thousand servicemen from the CSTO and SCO countries, as well as other friendly states, participate in the maneuvers.
During the upcoming exercises, actions aimed at ensuring the security of the Union State will be practiced. As Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko noted last week, Moscow and Minsk intend to " see how well the armed forces are coordinated." The president also expressed bewilderment because of the concern in the West caused by the maneuvers, and Russia has repeatedly stressed that they do not pose a threat to third countries.
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