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NATO Slitting Wrists After Russian Exercise Ends Without Anticipated Invasion of Europe

After conclusion of the Zapad 2017 military exercises the Russian units participating are packing up and returning to their barracks:

Russian troops have started to routinely return to their home bases after the end of the joint Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 exercises that earlier provoked large-scale hysteria in the West over their nature, numbers and purpose.

Units of the Russian Air Force were first to set off for home following the end of the drills, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russian military “planes… [and] helicopters… involved in the various stages of the exercises, including those conducted on Belarusian territory, will be redeployed to their home airfields in two days,” the ministry said, adding that the withdrawal operation had already begun, as reported by the Interfax news agency.

Poor NATO and associated media will have to wait another 4 years before they can again pretend they fear the Zapad drills may be a cover for invasion of Poland.

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