Russian military exercises conducted in September were intended to simulate a war against Nato, including the capture of Baltic states and the bombing of countries in western Europe.Russia said that the Zapad (West) war exercises aimed to train Russia’s defensive capabilities and described them as an anti-terrorism operation.
Unfortunately, rather than relying on facts, the US corporate media too often use stereotypes and fear-mongering to shape public opinion.
Consequently, the perception that Russia's intentions are always aggressive and must be met with force or the threat of force rests on a Cold War-era stereotype originated by George F. In his "Long Telegram," Kennan claimed that the Soviet was irrational but "highly sensitive to the logic of force." From the Cold War through Trump's election, this dangerous trope has shaped US foreign policy and public opinion regarding any perceived enemy threat.
An engineer after the attack helicopter after it was ordered to return to base forgot to inspect its weapon station before releasing the 30 mm caliber shell.
Instead, the engineer immediately released the trigger, the source close the ministry told RBC.“If everything had been done according to instructions, the projectile would have just dropped next to the aircraft, but here it stayed in the barrel.
Zapad was Russia’s biggest military exercise since 2013.
A Russian military helicopter that misfired on bystanders during the Zapad 2017 drills was involved in a second blunder last month, the RBC business outlet reported Monday. 16 when the Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter fired a rocket in what was reported as a system malfunction.
We believe that whipping up hysteria around these exercises is a provocation." Fifth-grade students of the General Yermolov Cadet School wear gas masks during their first military tactical exercise on the ground, which includes radiation resistance classes, forest survival studies and other activities, in Stavropol, Russia "It is a normal practice for any country to hold such exercises.
Everything is being held in line with international law.”Russian President Vladimir Putin may also visit one of the stages of these drills, he said.
General Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress in August he believed Moscow was already two-thirds through its nuclear modernization process.
The West is already fearful of the potential break out of World War 3 following the recent nuclear tests from crazed dictator Kim Jong-Un in North Korea.
The Kremlin claims only 12,700 troops are involved in the deadly drills, along with up to 70 aircraft and helicopters, up to 680 units of military hardware including 250 tanks, up to 200 artillery pieces, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, and up to 10 warships.