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Russia commented on upcoming NATO exercises

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The teachings of the United States and NATO countries Defender 2020 indicate that the alliance does not plan to strengthen de-escalation measures with the Russian Federation, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“NATO’s plans are not to develop and implement de-escalation measures with us. Unfortunately, this is also confirmed by the practical actions of the North Atlantic Alliance, primarily the United States, which are launching the largest exercises for many decades, called Defender (Europe) 2020.” said Lavrov

According to the Analytical Bulletin of the Polish Government Security Center, Defender 2020 exercises are being conducted to test the transfer of US troops to Europe. The exercises will be the third largest military on the European continent since the Cold War.

According to the newsletter, a total of 37,000 troops from the United States, as well as allied countries and partners, will take part in the maneuvers.

They will be attended by forces, in particular, from the ground forces: division command, three armored brigades, artillery brigade, as well as support units for these forces. In addition, US Air Force and Marine Corps units will also participate.

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