General staff: In Belarus there are about six thousand military of the Russian Federation

Генштаб: В Беларуси остались около шести тысяч военных РФ

International observers have not had the opportunity to observe troops of the Russian Federation.

On the territory of Belarus after the end of military exercises Zapad-2017 remained about 5.8 million Russian soldiers. This was announced by the head of Department verification of the General staff of VSU Andrew Gudz, reports UKRINFORM.

“On the territory of Belarus was created the group of Belarusian-Russian armed forces in an amount of about 12 thousand people, of which 5,800 representatives of the Russian Federation. The military understand that the headquarters and other units remain on the territory of Belarus during international inspections have confirmed that there are Russian troops,” he said.

Gudz said that the exercise Zapad-2017 received a negative assessment due to the fact that the inviting party should provide international observers access to all military units involved in the exercises.

However, according to the representative of the General staff, was shown only a part of the military units. In particular, the Russian troops who were in Belarus, were international observers.

As reported Корреспондент.netfrom 14 to 20 September in Belarus and Russia were strategic exercises Zapad-2017. On the eve of the German Minister of defense warned that these exercises the number of war can exceed 100 thousand.

The NSDC of Ukraine said that Russia in the last stage of the exercise Zapad-2017 worked conditional drawing of a massive nuclear missile strike with attraction of forces and means of all three components of the nuclear triad.