The NATO leadership appealed on the official level, Moscow and Minsk with an appeal to act in accordance with the Vienna document of the OSCE in the preparation of military maneuvers called “West – 2017”.

This became known from the statement of the Secretary-General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg, reports “Russian conversation”.

According to him, NATO intend to closely monitor the progress of the mentioned Russian-Belarusian exercises and noted a complete right of any state to organize this kind of army activities.

“We call on Russia and Belarus to do so in accordance with the Vienna document to exercise “West – 2017″ was transparent and predictable. We also work within the Council NATO – Russia (NRC) to achieve greater transparency and predictability in connection with the military situation and military exercises,” – said Stoltenberg .

Recall that the joint exercises “West – 2017” scheduled for September 14-20 this year. While the Lithuanian government expressed supposedly posed to the Republic of the threat in light of these maneuvers.

The Kremlin drew attention to the Russophobia which had swallowed Lithuania using external influence. From the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was followed by a statement of intent to invite representatives of international monitoring organizations, as well as NATO.