Russia has conducted a major exercise with 40 warships and 30 fighter jets in the Black Sea amid rising tensions with Ukraine. This exercise is being linked to preparations for the occupation of Ukraine. In this exercise of the Russian Navy, training was done to land the army on enemy beaches with missile launching, practice bombing. In 2014, Russia forcibly occupied a large part of Ukraine, which is known as Crimea.
Russia is increasing strength by continuously exercising
The Russian Defense Ministry’s TV channel Zvezda has also released some footage of this maneuver. The Russian Navy has been conducting maneuvers with different countries since early 2021. The armies of countries like India, China, Belarus, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan have also participated in this. Apart from this, the Russian army, navy and air force are also making large-scale offensive deployment in the Arctic.
practiced attack by entering enemy territory
A Russian military spokesman said security forces practiced countering terrorist attacks and infiltrating enemy territory. It also checked the preparedness to prevent the entry of fake armed groups (Crimea) with the aim of destabilizing the situation in the Southern Military District. The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy said that Black Sea Fleet troops practiced landing troops on the beaches of enemy territory.
8000 soldiers of Russia took part
It was told in the report that 8000 soldiers and 500 military vehicles also participated in this exercise. Apart from this military drones Forpost and Orlan-10 were deployed in the exercise. In this exercise, troops and weapons were deployed extensively from bases in the Southern Military District to demonstrate their strength. This included the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla, in addition to Russian troops stationed in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia.
Russia furious over deployment of US air defense in Ukraine
Russia has reacted strongly to the proposal to deploy US air defense in Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Ukraine’s move amounted to provocation. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday that Kiev’s statements about the possibility of deploying US air defense systems in Ukraine are provocative and do not serve the interests of its people.
Russia irritated by growing closeness between US-Ukraine
A few days ago, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had visited Ukraine. Ukraine is also a member of the US-led NATO, which Russia considers its enemy. Last year, when tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated, a cargo ship carrying military weapons from the US arrived in Kiev. Many types of vehicles and other equipment were filled in this ship. Russia is already irritated by the growing closeness between Ukraine and the US. Ukraine has also purchased a huge amount of military weapons and vehicles from the US. During that time pictures of US military officers with Ukrainian soldiers went viral on social media.
[Attribution to NBT]