Ministry of Defense of Ukraine: Six thousand Russian troops still in Belarus after Zapad 2017 Exercises

About six thousand Russian soldiers who took part in joint military maneuvers of the Zapad 2017 exercises are still in Belarus, stated Andrei Lysenko, press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO issues, according to news agency UNN.

“A combination of Russian and Belarusian forces, totaling about 12,000 troops, was in Belarus. Of these, 5,800 were from Russia. The military understands that the headquarters and other units remain in the territory of Belarus, and international inspections confirmed that there are Russian troops there,” said Lysenko, relating the statistics.

Earlier, head of the Ukrainian General Staff Viktor Muzhenko said that Russia withdrew only some of its troops after the conclusion of the Zapad 2017 exercises.

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