Of course NATO can conduct war games in Poland, the Baltic countries of Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania with over 30,000 troops from over 20 NATO countries within close proximity to the Russian border.
NATO can place ABM missiles in Romania saying they're strictly defensive. Yet these missiles can easily be reprogrammed in a matter of minutes and become offensive weapons.
NATO has guided missile destroyers patrolling in the Black Sea. It conducts military exercises off the coast of Bulgaria and Odessa, Ukraine, not far from the Russian Black Sea Fleet stationed in Sevastopol, Crimea.
All the above NATO exercises and war games are presented by the US MSM as simply matter of fact exercises and not a threat to Russia. Can one imagine a Russian military exercise in nearby Canada or Russian warships in the Gulf of Mexico. Simply inconceivable.
Yet NATO conducting military maneuvers on the doorstep of Russia should be considered as simply routine by Russia and nothing sinister about it.
The Navy may dispense its propaganda as a "A force for good". Well Russia ain't buying it.
 "Russia's Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fear of Agression", by Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times, July 31, 2017
 "NATO Double Think On War games Reaches Brain-dead Condition", by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, August 14, 2017
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