NATO "has intensified operative and combat training activities, including nuclear weapons use procedures," Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.
Despite being billed as a counterterrorism drill, Russia and Belarus's Zapad showed us what the Kremlin fears war with the West could look like, experts say.
Moscow has confirmed close-up footage of a helicopter misfiring into onlookers is genuine but has denied the timing.
Ukraine's President Poroshenko said Moscow showed no signs of backing off from his country and recent military activity shows the Kremlin is preparing for a much bigger conflict.
Russia has said its new military drill is not aimed at any particular state, but the planned map shows the hypothetical enemy is in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
Russia has a giant drill planned—and Poland fears the troops involved won't leave.
Despite repeatedly assuring his rivals that Russia's upcoming military exercises were just that, President Vladimir Putin faces regional doubts.
The upcoming Russian drill has concerned the Baltics, but it is Moscow-ally Belarus that should be worried, Mikheil Saakashvili says.
The top U.S. Army commander in Europe complained that Russia is being too secretive about upcoming large-scale military drills.
The Belarusian leader speaks out against Brexit and nationalists within the EU.
“Put to work those who can and should work,” the leader repeated in a tense meeting.
The president’s 13 annual amateur hockey league is set to finish on Saturday.
Russian and Belarusian paratroopers are to take part in drills in the Balkans.
The Belarusian delegation sided with its banned neighbours in Rio.
The nation’s Olympic Committee held a “critical” meeting with athletes in Rio.
Minsk does not share Moscow’s level of concern at NATO’s eastern activity.
“We tried to explain to them that we weren't Metallica but they insisted that we sign.”
Video of Putin’s confession before a meeting goes viral in Russia.
Minsk is the top city for Russian family hotel bookings abroad this Spring.
The Belarusian president explained an earlier chat about cooking had Medvedev on his mind.
European cities top the list globally but ex-Communist states rank low.