According to the department, on Wednesday in Lviv, General of the Army of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko accepts his Polish counterpart, Lieutenant General Leszek Suravsky.
We discussed the issues of the teachings "West - 2017". Possible threats associated with these exercises, as well as ways of response from both the Polish troops and the armed forces of Ukraine were considered.- the Ministry of Defense cites the words of Muzhenko at the end of the negotiations, reports RIA News.
The Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces noted that the Polish side is also closely following the West-2017 Russian-Belarusian exercises. He added that Ukraine and Poland had planned four joint exercises in 2018 year.
The joint Belarusian-Russian strategic exercises Zapad-2017 will be held on September 14-20 in Belarus. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, up to 12,7 thousand military personnel will take part in the exercises (of which 5,5 thousand are Russian), it is also planned to use about 70 aircraft and helicopters, up to 680 units of military equipment, including about 250 tanks, about 200 guns, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 10 ships.
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces - First Deputy Minister of Defense of Belarus Oleg Belokonev called ridiculous assumptions about the possibility of aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus during the joint Belarusian-Russian military exercises "West-2017".