Contributed by NAMPA / AFP.
Russia to launch war games on NATO's eastern flank
Moscow, Sept 14, 2017 (AFP) - Russia will launch major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank on Thursday -- a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.
Named Zapad-2017 (West-2017), the manoeuvres are scheduled to last until September 20.
Moscow says the "purely defensive" drills involve 12,700 troops testing their firepower against an imaginary foe close ...