The Zapad 2017 military exercise held by Russia and Belarus last week involved several times more troops than official numbers and saw bombardments and other dangerous actions take place close to the Baltic countries' borders, top-ranking Lithuanian military intelligence and Defense Ministry officials said on Tuesday.
Remigijus Baltrėnas, Vytautas Jonas Žukas, Raimundas Karoblis
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