NATO countries will conduct large-scale exercises near the borders of Russia, consisting of 45 thousand people. This was reported by the commander of the US Marine Corps, General Robert Neller.
“This autumn, in October, large-scale NATO exercises will be held, the largest exercises since the peak of the Cold War that were called the” Trident Juncture “, Neller said at a hearing in the US House of Representatives.
He specified that dozens of ships and aircraft will take part. The place setting is off the coast of Norway. The General did not explain exactly where the exercises would be conducted, but he made it clear that this would be near the borders of Russia.
The European Deterrence Initiative was adopted by the United States and NATO countries after the events of 2014 in the Crimea and the Donbass for “restraining Russia’s aggressive actions” and “providing guarantees” to European allies. As part of this doctrine, NATO countries have begun building up troops and military infrastructure near the borders of Russia.