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Russia, Belarus Start Joint Military Drills | Source: The Defense Post

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015.

Russia and Belarus kickstarted massive joint military drills on the EU’s border, closely monitored by NATO as tensions between Belarus and its western neighbors rise. The drills come a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his increasingly isolated Belarusian ally Alexander Lukashenko said they agreed to deepen the integration of their ex-Soviet countries, including in areas of defense.

Source: The Defense Post


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