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US Permanent Representative to NATO about the "West-2017": I do not know how many were military, but more than the declared 13 thousands

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US Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison in an interview with the newspaper The Washington Post answered questions about the completed Russian-Belarusian exercises "West-2017". Against the background of the fact that the United States is forming a division in Poland, against the backdrop of large-scale NATO exercises in de jure neutral Sweden, Hutchison stated that the “West-2017” exercises “were not completely transparent.”


A US official at the North Atlantic military bloc was asked if she considered that Russia, conducting exercises in the western regions and in the Republic of Belarus, "is engaged in the militarization of the region." Hutchison said that the US was closely watching the maneuvers of the Russian troops and did not believe that Russia decided to increase its military presence on the western borders. At the same time Hutchison added:
We are of the opinion that the Russian maneuvers were opaque. It was announced about the participation of thousands of military 13 military, but there were many more.


Journalists asked an American official to give exact figures, but she could not answer the question, only stating that "it was a great event."

US Permanent Representative to NATO about the "West-2017": I do not know how many were military, but more than the declared 13 thousands


Recall that dozens of foreign observers, including representatives of NATO countries, were invited to the Zapad-2017 exercise held in Belarus, as well as in the Leningrad, Kaliningrad and Pskov regions. And what else did Russia need to do "to increase the transparency" of the maneuvers, neither in the United States nor in Brussels are they reporting.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 13 October 2017 06: 42 New
    +6
    Of course there were more. Conversations, panic and empty statements from NATO.
    1. mad
      mad 13 October 2017 06: 51 New
      +2
      Due to observers and other spies, the number of military personnel was also increased)
      13 of thousands of troops were announced, but there were many more.
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 13 October 2017 07: 15 New
      +6
      We are of the opinion that the Russian maneuvers were opaque. It was announced about the participation of thousands of military 13 military, but there were many more.

      And right there:
      Journalists asked the American official to provide accurate figures, but she could not answer the question, only stating that “it was a grandiose event”

      We won’t show them to you because they are secret. So go to the dog.
    3. bagr69
      bagr69 13 October 2017 08: 10 New
      0
      But on the other hand, what is the problem? Is the number of participants in military exercises something regulated or regulated by someone? Does NATO do the same to us in detailed reports on its maneuvers?
      The organizers of the exercises, the Ministries of Defense of Russia and Belarus, could well have changed the course and legend of the exercises to work out their tasks. However, we are not obliged to report this to anyone. As Comrade once said Shoigu: "Our territory, where we want to go there and move" - ​​the door over there.
  2. andrewkor
    andrewkor 13 October 2017 06: 48 New
    +2
    NATO has irrefutable data, but it will not be announced, as it is secret!
  3. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 13 October 2017 06: 49 New
    0
    It was necessary to place an observer from NATO in each aircraft on external sling.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 October 2017 06: 55 New
    +1
    I don’t know how many soldiers were there, but more declared

    I don’t know, but I’m sure that they deceived! I don’t understand why today again to drive a lying blizzard if already under these exercises they drove troops into Poland and the Baltic states? "Not much will be ..."? Here are just a guy from the cartoon in the end left with nothing.
    1. insular
      insular 13 October 2017 07: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      I don’t understand why today again to drive a lying blizzard if already under these exercises they drove troops to Poland and the Baltic states? "Not much will be ..."?

      Demonization of the enemy must be continuous and the degree constantly heating up. They all competently do from the point of view of propaganda.
      It is incomprehensible our chewing and mooing, because it is forces that draw together to our borders. We are all playing contract execution ... Who will appreciate it?
  5. insular
    insular 13 October 2017 07: 00 New
    +1
    Here, because of the United States, the formation of a division in Poland, against the background of large-scale NATO exercises in de jure neutral Sweden, Russia would take and raise the question of suspending the admission of observers to the exercises, at least until the withdrawal of divisions from Poland and the cessation of activity in neutral countries.
    The point is again whining how good we are, and bad enemies?
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 October 2017 07: 07 New
    +3
    Yes kakali we on your opinion. fool You can prove your words — speak, no — then sew your mouth in general! fool
  7. Alex 2016
    Alex 2016 13 October 2017 07: 11 New
    +2
    There were 13001 of them!
  8. Masya masya
    Masya masya 13 October 2017 07: 14 New
    +5
    I don’t know how many were military, but more than 13 thousand declared

    He doesn’t know, but he feels backwards ... wink
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 13 October 2017 07: 41 New
      +5
      Quote: Masya Masya
      He doesn’t know, but he feels backwards ...

      Oh e Marishka Vitalievna, as if her ass hadn’t deceived her. wink Good morning! love love love
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 13 October 2017 07: 55 New
        +4
        Vladimir, hello there! love friday wink
        1. vovanpain
          vovanpain 13 October 2017 08: 01 New
          +4
          Quote: Masya Masya
          friday

          Friday promises to be fun, the more so the night will be arranged by someone who was once a snowball, but grew up in a snowdrift. love love love hi
  9. Kenxnumx
    Kenxnumx 13 October 2017 07: 47 New
    +1
    Actors should be pleased when the audience liked the performance so much.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 13 October 2017 07: 54 New
    +4
    Such an assessment from the enemy touches -Grand event ... at what happens, like they weren’t even afraid ???
  11. Altona
    Altona 13 October 2017 07: 56 New
    +1
    Why discuss every word of propaganda? Every day, the news consists of the propaganda statements of every cricket from NATO, the State Department, the US Congress and Senate, the European Commission and other such unfriendly organizations.
  12. Wedmak
    Wedmak 13 October 2017 08: 15 New
    0
    And what else did Russia need to do “to increase transparency” of maneuvers

    Issue the list of personnel of the military group, locations, the number and types of special and armored vehicles, the composition of the Air Force groups, types of lethal vehicles, places of ammunition storage, their security regime, report on the exact location of the Strategic Missile Forces mobile systems every day, provide reports on the replenishment of troops with new equipment, its characteristics, ammunition for it, as well as the place of its production, production rate, technology used. Put GPS beacons on all submarines of the Navy, report on their status, the size of the ammunition load, list the crews. Provide documents on the space constellation of tracking satellites, the location of the reception and processing centers of the information received from them, as well as the information itself. Stop Open Sky flights over Europe and North America. Allow free flights of the Open Skies program over the Russian Federation, on any route, at any height. To deliver to the plants the producing components of ballistic missiles of their representatives. Weekly report on the status of nuclear arsenals, their location, the number of warheads in each of them, their movement and temporary storage.
    So ... what have I missed there yet ... ??
    1. insular
      insular 13 October 2017 08: 38 New
      +1
      Quote: Wedmak
      So ... what have I missed there yet ... ??

      Of course!
      The wiretap and transcript of all Putin’s talks and the presence of at least three NATO representatives in the General Staff
  13. Romanenko
    Romanenko 13 October 2017 08: 19 New
    0
    Well, that’s good, the bar has gone down. We started with 100, then moved to 000, now more than 50 .... Well, gentlemen, one more small effort, take and read the official notices, there are 13, and the numbers will converge between you and us.
    And there will be no need to jump into the windows shouting "Russians are coming !!!" and sedative tablets will not be needed ...
    We did our job - scared you, you did our own - puKanuli, now you can calm down and take stock.
  14. sergo1914
    sergo1914 13 October 2017 08: 43 New
    +1
    It is interesting, with what words do the people who stood at the helm of the NATO structures during the Cold War comment on the statements of this schlindra? After all, this is complete unsuitability.
    1. Kerensky
      Kerensky 13 October 2017 11: 43 New
      0
      After all, this is complete unsuitability.

      Absolutely agree! Drive them in your head, let them go to study! How did it happen?! Journalists in advance (!) Submit a list of questions, and the “responder” mumbles something! And we are discussing .....
  15. pvv113
    pvv113 13 October 2017 08: 45 New
    +2
    Journalists asked the American official to give exact figures, but she could not answer the question

    For Western politicians, this is normal
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 13 October 2017 09: 06 New
      +2
      Hello Volodya! hi The main thing is to fart louder. And preferably in a puddle - so that the bubbles go. And proof is the tenth matter. "The word is spoken." (from)
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 13 October 2017 09: 21 New
        +2
        Hello Pasha!
        And proof is the tenth matter

        Anglo-Saxons officially stated that they are not required to provide evidence
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 13 October 2017 09: 29 New
          +2
          Unproven allegations are the cornerstone of their demonization of Russia, which is not clear.
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 13 October 2017 10: 26 New
            +2
            I agree completely, you can’t argue
  16. Aristide
    Aristide 13 October 2017 09: 53 New
    0
    Apparently for NATO, the number 13 is a real horror! And therefore, of course, there were more Russian military. That's how much more, "did not count."
  17. serkhan
    serkhan 13 October 2017 10: 33 New
    0
    We are of the opinion that the Russian maneuvers were opaque. It was announced about the participation of thousands of military 13 military, but there were many more.

    Russian proverb "Have fear has big eyes" in action.
  18. Egorovich
    Egorovich 13 October 2017 10: 42 New
    +5
    Fear has big eyes. Like a small dog, afraid, but barking.
  19. Will
    Will 13 October 2017 11: 40 New
    0
    When doubles in fear with eyes, everything in two seems more. wink
  20. assa67
    assa67 13 October 2017 11: 51 New
    +3
    Quote: Romanenko
    We started with 100, then moved to 000, now more than 50.

    fear, as they say, has big eyes .... the teachings passed, we didn’t attack anyone ... here are the numbers and began to decline ... but the sphincter has not yet unclenched laughing
  21. qwests
    qwests 13 October 2017 13: 25 New
    0
    I don’t know how many military men were, I’m not good at mathematics, but more than 13000 for sure.
  22. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 13 October 2017 15: 59 New
    0
    "It was announced the participation of 13 thousand troops, but there were much more."
    And then he asked the reporters: “And how many is thirteen? I have only ten fingers on my hands”
  23. andron-30
    andron-30 14 October 2017 08: 27 New
    +1
    here so, at our "partners" the exercises they just went out for a walk, and like ours to study, so you give us a fork