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Russia-Belarus Union Shield-2019 drills to be solely defensive, vows defense chief

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"First and foremost...our drills are solely of defensive nature. We do not plan any offensive actions as compared to the [NATO] military exercises [Trident Juncture], which our colleagues are beginning literally tomorrow. We, undoubtedly, are doing this not as a response to some drills but as a response to the threats which exist today and which, to our big regret, grow every year," the Russian defense minister said.

he drills dubbed ‘Trident Juncture’ will involve about 50,000 servicemen from 31 countries (29 NATO member states, Finland and Sweden), more than 100 aircraft and dozens of warships. The maneuvers will be held on October 25 - November 7. Norway will be the main country hosting the drills while Finland will act as a partner. The maneuvers will be organized in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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