NATO, in connection with the West-2021 exercises, announced its readiness to maintain contact with Belarus, Oana Lungescu, an official representative of the alliance, told RIA Novosti.
“We will, if necessary, keep in touch with Minsk,” said the agency’s interlocutor.
The practical phase of the joint Belarusian-Russian strategic exercises “West-2021” will be held from 10 to 16 September at nine training grounds in Russia and five in Belarus. The exercises will be attended by about 200 thousand people, over 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment – over 290 tanks, over 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships. Almost 13 thousand people, more than 30 aircraft and helicopters, up to 350 units of military equipment will be used in Belarus.Taliban claim to seize 20% of Panjshir territory