Security chief sees Zapad exercise as main 2017 challenge for Lithuania

Zapad 2017 military training to be held in Belarus and Russia this year will be the main challenge to Lithuania's national security, says Darius Jauniškis, director of the Lithuanian State Security Department.
Russian soldiers train in Kaliningrad region
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