Barely reported by the Western media, Russia has launched a series of war games in Europe and the Far East together with several of its allies. These war games have been set in motion in response to NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe, The Baltic States and Scandinavia.
They also coincide with Donald Trump’s decision to repeal the 1987 INF agreement signed between Ronald Reagan And Mikhail Gorbachev. The Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty (INF), “aimed to eliminate short and medium range nuclear missiles.”
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Examine the overlapping chronology of these war games. (September-December 2018).
It is worth noting that Russia has harnessed the military support of two of Washington’s (former?) allies, namely India and Pakistan, both of which are now full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
October 25, 2018. NATO War Games. Largest since Cold War
NATO war games under Operation Trident Juncture commence on October 25, 2018. Trident Juncture 2018 is NATO’s largest exercise since the Cold War.
Around 50.000 troops, 250 aircrafts, aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, 64 vessels and 10,000 vehicles will participate to Nato’s collective defence scenario (Article 5) from 25 October to 7 November 2018.
All Nato’s members as well as NATO partners Finland and Sweden will participate. (See Global Research, October 21, 2018)
September 13, 2018: Russia-China-Mongolia War Games in Eastern Siberia. Russia’s Largest War Games Ever
Russia, China and Mongolia undertook The Vostok-2018 drills in eastern Siberia close to China’s border. The exercise was on on massive scale involving 300,000 Russian forces. “The exercises, … involve more than 1,000 military aircrafts as well as up to 36,000 tanks, … China sent about 3,200 troops, 900 combat vehicles, and 30 aircrafts to join the drills”
September 30, 2018. Russia-Serbia Air Drills
Together with Serbia, Russia launches air drill: “Pilots of Russia’s Aerospace Defence Forces and the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence will conduct a joint tactical flight exercise BARS-2018 on the territory of the Republic of Serbia.”
The drills will see the militaries from both countries practice intercepting aerial targets,