Indian troops arrive in Russian Far East for Indra-2017 drillsMilitary & Defense October 18, 12:00
China vows to modernize army and expand military mightMilitary & Defense October 18, 11:41
Hundreds evacuated from central Moscow’s railway station amid bomb threatSociety & Culture October 18, 11:08
Russian top senator stresses inadmissibility of hostile rhetoric against North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 10:50
Kremlin highlighting rocky developments in Kiev, keeps close eye on eventsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 10:08
Ukrainian citizen, Right Sector member detained in Russia’s Rostov regionSociety & Culture October 18, 10:00
Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summitRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 9:31
Iraqi president calls for dialogue with KurdsWorld October 18, 8:20
Syrian troops storm terrorist-held districts of Deir ez-ZorWorld October 18, 6:44
LUZHSKY RANGE /Leningrad Region/, September 18. /TASS/. Observers and military attaches from more than 60 states have been invited to one of the central episodes of the Zapad-2017 military drill that is being carried in the Leningrad Region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
"The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has provided possibility for foreign military diplomats to observe military operations during the main stage of the Zapad-2017 joint strategic exercises. More than 90 observers and military attaches from over 60 states have been invited to the Luzhsky Range," the ministry reported.
The Russian Defense Ministry reiterated that the Zapad-2017 joint strategic exercises are the final stage in joint preparation of the Russian and Belarusian armed forces.
The drill involves almost 12,700 servicemen, about 70 planes and helicopters and up to 680 equipment units, including about 250 tanks, almost 200 weapons, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, as well as 10 ships.