Since its inception, the chosen “enemy” of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the reason for its existence, has been a nuclear Russia. In the good old days of the Soviet Union, the bogeyman was known as that rather than Holy Mother Russia, but the enemy was defined as eastern Europe whether the designation was real or not.
The Russian forces practiced multiple strikes at targets imitating launchers of missile systems, airfields, protected infrastructure, military equipment, and command posts of a mock enemy, the statement said.
If the Russians want not to be the enemy of the west, this is not the best way to go about it, that’s for sure.
Military personnel also roleplayed avoiding “a possible retaliatory strike” — as well as “actions in conditions of radiation and chemical contamination,” the statement reportedly stressed.
The announcement came on the 70th day of Moscow’s military action in the pro-Western country, with thousands killed and more than 13 million displaced in the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.