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Russia says exercises have no direct focus

Military exercises between Russian and Belarusian forces — the largest ever for the two former Soviet republics — are not directed toward any nation, alliance or enemy in particular, Russia’s defense minister said Thursday. Sergei Ivanov spoke as defense ministers from the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization gathered in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on the sixth day of the military drills which feature about 7,000 Belarusian and 1,800 Russian troops. Full Story

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