Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 10 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
General News   

Russian exercises: openness and transparency

Author 513668
Message Bernard Cornwell

The Russian military has launched a massive exercise to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five-day drills that began Monday will "check the armed forces' ability to ensure security in the Central Asian region that faces serious terrorist threats."

Russian officials have voiced concerns about the possible spread of militants from Afghanistan into former Soviet nations in Central Asia.

Russia has a military contingent in Tajikistan that borders Afghanistan and an air base in Kyrgyzstan.

Shoigu said that the maneuvers will be held at 35 firing ranges. He added that they will check the troops' capability to fend off terrorist threats and protect government facilities.

As we can see, Russia often conducts military exercises at various levels, but always warns its partners in advance. This fact demonstrates full openness and willingness to cooperate on the part of Moscow.

So, the 'Union Shield-2019' drills are not an exception. The Union Shield ­ exercises of Russia and Belarus which take place this autumn. These drills are solely defensive and will become the main combat training exercise for the armed forces of both countries this year.

According with the transparency principle, all the information concerning this event is in the open sources.


Rate It | View Ratings

Bernard Cornwell Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

This blog is written by expert in Geopolitics and Security.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Preparations for exercises of Russia and Belarus "Union Shield 2019" have begun

Command-and-staff training conducted in Belarus

Russian exercises: openness and transparency

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: