22 Sep 2017 16:38

Belarusian military observe Rapid Trident exercise in Ukraine

MINSK. Sept 22 (Interfax-AVN) - Representatives of the Belarusian Armed Forces observed the Ukrainian-U.S. command post exercise Rapid Trident 2017, which was conducted on the territory of Ukraine, Belarusian Defense Ministry said.

"The exercises' parameters did not exceed the thresholds established for observation by the 2011 Vienna document on confidence- and security-building measures," the ministry said.

The Belarus-Russia Zapad (West) 2017 exercise was also observed by foreign monitors, it said, adding that "Belarus and Ukraine invited military exercise monitors onto their territories on a voluntary basis, looking to develop cooperation and good-neighborliness, and also the principles of publicity and transparency."