Lithuania to send observers to Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 exercises
Lithuania received permission to send observers to the Russia-Belarus exercise Zapad-2017, which will be held on September 14 to 20, reported Delfi. Lithuania will observe the exercises in Belarus and the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation.
"Lithuania... together with other states of the region received an invitation from Russia and Belarus to observe Zapad-2017 exercises," the representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense, Asta Galdikaitė said.
She said that inspectors from the Lithuanian army have planned to take part in the monitoring program of the large-scale Russia-Belarus strategic exercises conducted on the territory of Belarus, and that on September 19, the military attaché of Lithuania in the Russian Federation will observe the exercises at the Luga training ground in the Leningrad region.