The NGA is set to besiege Europe with the big war games alongside China and Iran as fears of a possible invasion of Ukraine mount.
Putin plans to hold naval exercises in the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean and Pacific Oceans this month, the Moscow Defense Ministry announced on Thursday.
In the coming weeks, war games with Putin’s ally Belarus will include more than 140 warships and support ships – as well as 60 aircraft, 1,000 military equipment – and about 10,000 military personnel, the Ministry of Defense said. said.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin stated that the purpose of the exercise is to protect national interests in the oceans and “protect the interests” of Russia and its ally Belarus.
“The objective of the exercise is to refine the tasks of suppressing and repelling foreign aggression in the campaign to defend, fight against terrorism and protect the interests of the Union State,” he said. Russia and Belarus).”
The exercises will be carried out in two phases, the first of which will last until February 9, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said.
The announcement came a day before tense talks between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva, where tensions over Ukraine were expected to ease.
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Blinken and German Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have made it clear that any form of aggression will have “serious consequences”.
Baerbock said Germany and other countries in the West would support “Ukraine with a protective shield, even if the measures had to have economic consequences for us”.
Earlier today, Moscow test-fired a nuclear-capable Kalibr cruise missile from a submarine at a land target in the Sea of Japan.
Fears are growing that Russia may sleepwalking into a Vietnam-style war in Ukraine This place encountered fierce resistance from guerrilla fighters backed by US special forces.
Putin is accused of massing 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine – but the neighboring country hopes any invasion will lead Kremlin forces to be sucked into a “killing zone” in a protracted and bloody conflict .
The Russian leader can give orders to his forces to launch what he hopes will be a lightning strike for a decisive victory over Ukraine.
Alarming new evidence emerged today by a large number of troops and military hardware on the northern border of Ukraine – within striking distance of the capital Kiev.
The soldiers’ families assumed they would be involved in a protracted war after being told they could be away from home for nine months.
Putin’s forces are now in Belarus, less than 20 miles from the Ukrainian border, following an increase in troop and equipment transfers in recent days from Russia’s far east.
New video shows invasion drills by Russian paratroopers before joint drills with Belarus.
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