NATO once again alarmed by the maneuvers of the Russian army: now they are concerned about the sudden checking of the troops, which began in the Western military districts of Russia on Thursday. Bringing tens of pieces to full combat readiness is preceded by even more large-scale exercises, which will be held in a few weeks.
On the audit was announced by the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu at a meeting with the leadership of the Ministry. Date it was held from the 25th to the 31st of August. “In this regard, the troops of the southern part of forces and means of the Western and Central military districts, the Northern fleet, the Chief command of the aerospace forces command airborne with 7 hours are in combat readiness “full”, – the press-service of the Ministry.
“In this case, our military is responding to the evolving geopolitical situation”
It is easy to notice in the list of counties where an inspection is carried out, missing, East, and whose troops are deployed in Siberia and the far East. Apparently there’s going to be started in these days, teachings, whose active phase is now going on in the Jewish Autonomous region. In addition, in the South, the strongest to date military district in the inspection will be involved at all, all military units. Which is not surprising: in the final this year will be strategic command-staff exercises “Caucasus-2016” (they will pass in September). They will be involved forces of the southern district.
Now some kind of troops spend their own doctrines. Thus, the polygons of the North Caucasus and in the Crimea, Armenia and Abkhazia during those days of mid-September training rocketeers. Worked through firing at single and group targets from the missile complexes “Iskander-M”, “Bastion”, jet systems of volley fire “Grad”, “Hurricane”, “Tornado-G”, various self-propelled guns and launchers.
Develop objectives for logistical support of troops began on 19 August in the Crimea. There will be run-including experimental vehicles and weaponry, which appear in the arsenals of the army next year, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to Deputy defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov. Go exercises both on land and at sea.
As noted in conversation with the newspaper VIEW military expert Viktor Murakhovsky, a large-scale military exercises is to say when they will be connected airborne and military space forces. “They play a major role in the teachings associated with the redeployment of troops,” he said. So check combat readiness of troops and HQs will be given special attention.
The fact of the unannounced inspections, and large-scale exercises caused concern in NATO. “All countries should notify the OSCE in advance of the exercise of a certain scale in the framework of the Vienna document. As an exception to this rule on the spot checks do not need to notify in advance, and only when they start” – quoted by RIA “Novosti” representative of the Alliance, who noted that since the end of the cold war, NATO does not conduct sudden drills. However, Deputy defense Minister of Russia Anatoly Antonov said that such notifications on the part of Russia, the OSCE and even China was.
The intrigue of the upcoming teachings becomes the question about who they regarded as a potential enemy. Here is some scandalous upcoming stock Russian troops attach recent developments: exercises of the Collective rapid response forces of the organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO IRGC), which took place in the Pskov and Leningrad region from 16 to 19 August. Usually they are totally not hiding, against whom they are directed.
As informs RIA “news” the recorded female voice was broadcast through a loudspeaker in the direction of the imaginary enemy the text in several languages, including English and German: “NATO Soldiers! You cheated! You are the peacemakers! Lay down your arms! You are fighting on foreign soil. For their treacherous attack, you have broken the peace of the country. You will be overtaken by a just retribution and the anger of the people who have not suffered defeat in any war. Drop your weapons, cease to be puppets in the hands of your leaders!”
Will it also openly called the enemy during the upcoming exercise, is not very clear. However, according to doctor of military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov, NATO officials are disingenuous in saying that check the readiness of the Armed forces was so unexpected. Exercises in September in Russia are conducted already not the first year. And exercise is usually preceded by a large-scale test.
The fact that it started suddenly, without notice, the style of defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He became Minister in 2012, has resumed the Soviet practice of unannounced inspections of combat readiness of the troops. “With regard to the intensity of the training of our troops, it is definitely the last few years is growing, – said the newspaper VIEW Sivkov. – It is connected with the prevailing situation in the world, at our borders, strengthening of military activity of the United States. In this case, our military is responding to the current geopolitical situation.”
By the way, it should be noted that until 2013 in September was carried out and teachings “Perspective” on the polygons of the Ukrainian army. They are often preceded by joint Ukrainian-Russian military exercises, which mainly simulated interaction forces of the two countries in peacekeeping operations. However, after the spring of 2014 joint exercises and not talking, and the national doctrine of Ukraine and Russia are carried out at different times. Ukrainians trained in June – July, Russia in August – September.