Quantcast

Russia war games in Belarus spark anxiety in Baltics - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Russia war games in Belarus spark anxiety in Baltics

Posted: Updated:
(Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Russian military pilots are presented with traditional welcoming bread-and-salt as they arrive at an airbase at undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus ar... (Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Russian military pilots are presented with traditional welcoming bread-and-salt as they arrive at an airbase at undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus ar...
(Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Russian military pilots are presented with traditional welcoming bread-and-salt as they arrive at an airbase at undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus ar... (Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Russian military pilots are presented with traditional welcoming bread-and-salt as they arrive at an airbase at undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus ar...
(Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, A Russian military jet is parked at an airbase at an undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus are holding a massive war games, Zapad 2017, that due to star... (Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, A Russian military jet is parked at an airbase at an undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus are holding a massive war games, Zapad 2017, that due to star...
Graphic shows Russian and Belarusian war game sites and Russian missile defense system ranges from Kaliningrad; 3c x 5 inches; 146 mm x 127 mm; Graphic shows Russian and Belarusian war game sites and Russian missile defense system ranges from Kaliningrad; 3c x 5 inches; 146 mm x 127 mm;
(Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, Belarusian army vehicles drive preparing for war games at an undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus are holding a massive war games, Zapad 2017, that due ... (Vayar Military Agency photo via AP). In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, Belarusian army vehicles drive preparing for war games at an undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus are holding a massive war games, Zapad 2017, that due ...
By Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - The three Baltic states are watching with concern the latest round of Russian military drills that some analysts believe could be the largest of their kind since the Cold War.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who often criticizes Russian leaders, says the mid-September military exercise in Belarus is a sign that Kremlin is preparing for a serious conflict with NATO.

"We are anxious about this drill ... it is an open preparation for war with the West," she told reporters.

Russia and Belarus say the exercises, which last until Sept. 20, will involve 5,500 Russian and 7,200 Belarusian troops.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

© KVOA.com 2017, KVOA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?