U.S.'s, NATO's concerns about Zapad-2017 drills were just excuse to deploy troops to Poland, Baltic states - Lavrov

  • 2017-12-04
  • Interfax/TBT Staff
MOSCOW - The United States and NATO have deployed additional military contingents and hardware on the sly to the Baltic states and Poland, using concerns caused by the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercise as an excuse, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "Everyone who wished attended this exercise and confirmed that everything was transparent. But, while hysteria was whipped up, our U.S. colleagues, together with NATO, were able to deploy additional military contingents and military hardware on the sly to the Baltic states and Poland," Lavrov said in ...
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