This is completely normal. I disapprove of the timing of the NATO exercise, with all the tension reported, however these types of training programs are regular and every country in the region puts it’s military on alert during them. I still think Russia and the USA will never have any armed clashes in during Trump’s presidency.
The Sun – ‘PREPARE FOR WAR!’ Vladimir Putin orders Russian Air Force to be prepared to launch attacks at ANY MINUTE – as fears over World War III continue to grow. VLADIMIR Putin has ordered his army and air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’ during a check of the country’s armed forces.
Russia’s defence ministry confirmed the measures during a “snap check” that included its massive S-300 and S-400 missile defence systems.
Minister Sergey Shoigu said: “As part of a snap combat readiness check of the Aerospace Force, units of the Aerospace Force’s antiaircraft missile and radio-technical troops have arrived at the designated areas,” TASS reported.
“Upon their arrival at the new positions, the crews of radar stations, S-300 and S-400 antiaircraft missile systems carried out maintenance work on their military hardware and went on combat alert.
“As the combat crews of radar stations and antiaircraft missile systems detect unidentified aerial targets, air defense patrol fighter jets will be scrambled to classify them or notionally destroy them.”
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