Zapad-2017 drills to deploy armored division to Poland
October 12, 9:18 UTC+3
The Russian Defense Ministry calls «Russian threat» posed by the Zapad-2017 maneuvers a «fraudulent media campaign for the Pentagon’s operation»
MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Washington took advantage of the hysteria in Europe over the joint Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 drills to deploy its armored division to Poland, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.
«Amid the hysteria over Russia’s planned military incursion right from the Zapad-2017 drills, the 2nd armored division of the US arrived quietly in Poland and was deployed there (Boleslawiec, Drawsko Pomorskie, Torun, Skwierzyna, Zagan) also with its armored vehicles,» Konashenkov said.
He stressed that the entire hysteria in the Baltic region and Poland over the «Russian threat» posed by the Zapad-2017 maneuvers is a fraudulent media campaign for the Pentagon’s operation.