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Last Russian troops leave Belarus after West 2017


The last echelon of Russian soldiers and military equipment has departed from Belarus. The soldiers took part in the joint military exercise West-2017, reports.

The echelon has departed from Barysau railway station. Logistic support troops are the last ones to be leaving Belarus. 

The Russian troops that took part in West-2017 should leave Belarus by September 30. 

Belarus-Russia strategic maneuvers West-2017 were held on September 14-20. 12.7 thousand military men took part in them. 10.2 thousand soldiers trained in Belarus: about 7 thousand Belarusians and 3 thousand Russians. 370 armoured vehicles, 150 artillery and missile units and more than 40 airplanes and helicopters were used during the military exercise.