NATO accused Russia of lying about the number of military exercises – Die WeltUncategorized October 26, 2017
NATO is going to accuse Russia in that it deliberately underestimated the number of troops participating in military exercises Zapad-2017. It is reported by Die Welt, citing sources in NATO, reports Deutsche Welle.
This question plan to raise at the meeting of the NATO Council – Russia, which will be held today, 26 October, in Brussels.
“We quite clearly state, what do you think about this behavior” – quotes the edition of sources in NATO.
In June, the Secretary-General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia may understate the number of military involved in the exercises.
Russia has said that the exercise involved 12700 soldiers. NATO experts estimate their number in the tens of thousands. For the exercise, which involved more than 13 thousand military, should be the presence of OSCE observers, but they are on the Belarusian-Russian exercises were not.
Maneuvers West-2017 was held from 14 to 20 September.
Earlier, the commander of US Ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges saidthat there is no reason to believe Russia regarding the information provided on the extent of the exercise in Belarus, the West-2017.