Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on Monday expressed concerns about the war games, saying Russia has not been transparent..
Country in Eastern Europe
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, and historically Byelorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.3 million, Belarus is the thirteenth-largest and the twentieth-most populous country in Europe. The country is administratively divided into seven regions. Minsk is the capital and largest city.
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Kolesnikova was a key figure of the Belarusian opposition in last year's disputed presidential election.
A 2.5-metre-tall fence will be erected along most of the 150-kilometre border, with construction due to begin next week.