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NATO isn’t too happy with Russia’s war games this week

Russia kicked off a series of war game exercises on Thursday, much to the concern and alarm of its European neighbors, as well as NATO.

In a controversial mock battle, Russia, along with Belarus, a dictatorship serving as one of Russia’s only regional allies, will spend six days fighting against the fictional state of Veishnoriya. According to Russian news agency TASS, the large-scale drills will involve 138 tanks, 231 armored fighting vehicles, 40 aircraft, and 241 artillery and missile systems in total. While NATO members argue the numbers are higher, Russia says around 12,700 troops are expected to take part in the effort, which will take place across six Belarusian training ranges and three in Russia. …

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