01:15 GMT +316 October 2019
Listen Live
    The air-cushion small landing ship Mordovia and servicemen of coastal defence troops at the Baltic Fleets's range during the joint Russian-Belarusian drills Union Shield 2015 in Kaliningrad Region

    'Guesswork': Belarus Dismisses Lithuania's Claims of Possible Russian Aggression

    © Sputnik / Igor Zarembo
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    3204
    Subscribe

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry considers Lithuania's report on the threat to the Baltic states from the Belarusian-Russian military exercises "Zapad-2017" guesswork and refuses to comment on it, ministry spokesman Vladimir Makarov told Sputnik on Monday.

    MINSK (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry and its State Security Department said in a report that Russia could be able to attack Lithuania with a 24-48-hour notice while Moscow and Minsk's joint drills in 2017 posed a serious security threat.

    "The ministry does not comment on speculations," Makarov said of the Lithuanian report.

    Related:

    'Total Russophobia': Kremlin Slams Lithuania's Claims of Possible Russian Attack
    Lithuania Checking Amount of Russian-Made TV Content on Air - Official
    Russian Foreign Ministry Dismisses Lithuania's Claims of 'Russian Threat'
    Germany Deploys Tanks in Lithuania as Part of Mission to 'Intimidate' Russia
    Tags:
    Lithuanian Defense Ministry, Belarusian Defense Ministry, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik