The “Steadfast Defender” war exercise will be the largest maneuver by the United States (US)-led alliance since the Cold War.
“These provocative exercises are clearly aggressive,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Grushko, as quoted RTThursday (21/9/2023).
The reason, said Grushko, was that the planned maneuver was an attempt at military-political pressure.
“Scenario [latihan perang tersebut] formulated in such a way that there is no doubt that this is part of the preparations for military confrontation with Russia,” Grushko said.
“This is another deliberate step towards destabilizing the situation in northern Europe.”
He added that Moscow would do everything necessary to guarantee the security of its borders.
Grushko’s remarks came after NATO announced that next year’s Steadfast Defender exercise would be the largest joint exercise the alliance has undertaken since the Cold War.
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