Belarusian army vehicles prepare for the war games. Photo: AP Belarusian army vehicles prepare for the war games. Photo: AP
Belarusian army vehicles prepare for the war games. Photo: AP

Russia kicks off Zapad-2017 war games against imagined enemy that isn’t Nato

Nato officials say the drills are intended to show Russia’s ability to mass large numbers of troops at very short notice in the event of a conflict

Topic |   Vladimir Putin
Belarusian army vehicles prepare for the war games. Photo: AP Belarusian army vehicles prepare for the war games. Photo: AP
Belarusian army vehicles prepare for the war games. Photo: AP
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