“Russian soldier, go home!” banners near Zapad-2017 firing ground in Belarus
The banner “Russian soldier, go home!” has appeared near the firing ground Losvida in Viciebsk Region, opposition activist Pavel Sevyarynets wrote on Facebook.
Losvida is one of the firing grounds that will host the Zapad-2017 Belarus-Russia military exercise to begin next week. The Belarusian opposition and politicians in the neighbouring states have expressed concerns that Russia might use the drills to occupy Belarus and pose a threat to NATO’s eastern flank.
The exercise will take place on September 14-20 at six firing grounds in Belarus.