Date: 8 months ago   Category: Society

The largest NATO exercises in decades will take place in October-November


After the end of Cold War NATO exercises of Trident Juncture 2018 ("A uniform trident") will take place the largest in October-November, the official representative of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Oana Lungescu has said on twitter on Tuesday. She has told that preparation for maneuvers is well under way.

according to the dpa agency, the purpose of doctrines - to check whether the military alliance new types of threats, including "distinguished technicians of hybrid war and promotion" is ready to answer. Before the country of the West accused Moscow of carrying out the "hybrid" attacks. In documents of NATO it is told that allies will work large-scale operations and also expansion and transportation of troops.

of the Doctrine will pass in two stages - from October 25 to November 7 and from November 14 to November 23. The record number of the servicemen - 40 thousand from more than 30 member countries and the partner states of NATO will take part in them. Allies involve 130 planes, 70 ships and more than 10 thousand vehicles. They will rehearse defense against invasion at coast of Norway. The geography of maneuvers will include also northern regions of Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including in Iceland, and airspace of Finland and Sweden.

After annexation by Russia of the Crimea in 2014 and further development of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict North Atlantic Treaty Organization has significantly expanded scales of military exercises. Last time NATO exercises of Trident Juncture were staged in 2015. Then 36 thousand soldiers, including from Ukraine have taken part in them.

On Tuesday in the Russian Far East started the largest military exercises in the history of Russia "East-2018". According to the Ministry of Defence, about 300 thousand soldiers, 80 ships, 36 thousand armored cars and also more than one thousand planes will take part in them. Maneuvers will last till September 17.

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