The U.S. government has expressed concern over the sudden check of combat readiness of the Russian army, which the day before was initiated by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Washington stressed that he is closely watching the situation.
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“We hope that Russia will respect all relevant obligations and commitments under the existing agreements on arms control and confidence building measures in order to provide neighbors adequate safeguards and transparency in regard to the size and nature of this activity”,— said the representative of the Ministry of defense of the United States Michelle Baldanza.
The Ministry said that the sudden check of combat readiness in Russia often occurs before large-scale military exercises. The Pentagon also added that monitoring the situation closely. “We remain deeply concerned by the intensifying violence in Eastern Ukraine and the proximity of these forces to the Ukraine, given the direct Russian involvement in the conflict in the Donbass”,— said Baldanza
Information about the maneuvers was brought to the military attaches of different countries, the discontent of the maneuvers was expressed by the authorities of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.