Polish Deputy Minister of National Defense Michal Dworczyk has again expressed concern over upcoming joint Russia-Belarus military exercises dubbed the Zapad-2017.
WARSAW (Sputnik) — Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance did not see any imminent threat posed against any NATO member by the drills, however, Baltic states and Poland again resorted to citing the alleged threat from Russia and voiced concern over the drills.
“There are many doubts and fears that, because of the Russian Federation’s previous actions, not all forces and equipment will be removed after the exercise,” Dworczyk told reporters.
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He noted that Zapad-2017 would be closely monitored by Poland and security agencies of Western countries.
“Also, we do not have absolute certainty what forces will be used. Because now there are a lot of premises to assume that there would not be forces as claimed by the Russians and Belarusians, but more [forces],” Dworczyk stressed.
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