Ukraine said that Russian troops left in Belarus after the exercise

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Russia left some of their troops on the territory of Belarus after the exercises «West-2017». Such statement in interview to Agency Reuters was made head of the General staff of Ukraine General of the army Viktor Muzhenko.

Russia, according Muzhenko, actually brought only a small proportion of soldiers and officers at the end of the maneuvers.

«We have information that they withdrew only a few units, despite the fact that it was announced (on participation in the exercises – ed.) 12500 soldiers, of which 3000 were Russians», — said the head of the General staff, expressing confidence that in reality, the number involved in the teaching was much more.

Exercises «West-2017» took place on the territory of Belarus and Russia from 14 to 20 September. The maneuvers observed about 100 foreign military attaches.

On the official website of the exercise on 28 September, it was reported that the last train with the personnel and equipment of the Armed forces of Russia, took part in the «Zapad-2017», left Belarus.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry has called baseless allegations by NATO to Moscow related to the exercises «West-2017». Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, rejected accusations of «lack of transparency» of the exercise and noted that the information campaign around maneuvers is a provocation.

Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the United States Nikolai Lahonin later noted that the catastrophic scenarios that are distributed in Western countries, in connection with maneuvers did not materialize, the exercises were conducted as openly as possible.

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