Russian troops hold drills in Rostov region amid tensions with Ukraine

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  • The Russian army stated  that it had launched exercises involving around 6,000 soldiers and at least 60 fighter planes in southern Russia near Ukraine and in Moscow annexed Crimea. The units will practice a wide range of tasks, including organizing full support for tactical exercises,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. Combat shooting training will also be organized using all types of aircraft, missile divisions and groups of ships from the Black Sea fleet and the Caspian fleet. Fighter planes and bombers will practice airstrikes against targets at the maximum distance, among other tasks, Russian news agencies, citing the Ministry of Defense.
  • The Southern Military District described the live fire exercises as a control of battle preparedness, as tensions between Moscow and the West over Crimea. Fighting fire drills will also be organized using all types of aviation, missile divisions and groups of ships from the Black Sea fleet and the Caspian fleet. The exercises will take place in Crimea attached to Russia and in the southern regions of Rostov and Krasnodar. There was no indication of how long the exercises were going to be. The West accuses Russia, which has gathered 100,000 soldiers at the Ukrainian border, of planning a possible invasion of its pro-Western neighbor. The accumulation of troops triggered the greatest crisis of East-West links since the Cold War.
  • Russia held military drills on Wednesday and sent more forces and fighter jets to Belarus for practice one month from now as authorities arranged to plunk down. The Kremlin’s point man on Ukraine was due to meet officials from France, Germany and Ukraine for “Normady Format” talks in Paris against the backdrop of  Military .
  • Russia held military drills on 26th January and deployed more powers and fighter jets to Belarus for practices next month as authorities arranged to plunk down .  On 26th January Russia held military drills and sent more powers and fighter jets to Belarus for practices one month from now as the stage is set for four way talks in Paris on the Ukraine struggle and conflict.  The United States and NATO submitted composed reactions on January 26 to Russia’s requests for a redrawing of Post- Covid Cold Wat Security Plans in Europe since it massed troops close to Ukraine, inciting Western feelings of dread of an intrusion and new US promises of guard support. An aerial view depicts BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles during drills held by the armed forces of the Southern Military District at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region,  on January 27.

GERMAN-RUSSIAN MEETING

Tensions reached a critical point on Wednesday when President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia would take military measures “of appropriate retaliation” in response to what he called the “aggressive position” of the West.

However, he brought down the volume the following day, saying he had seen a “positive” response from the United States to Russia’s security proposition and said talks would take place next month.

A senior American official said Washington was “ready to engage in diplomacy from the start of January”, both bilaterally and through “multiple channels”.

A German official said Moscow and Berlin had consented to a meeting in “early January” German Leader Olaf Scholz and Putin agreed to the meeting between the chancellor’s diplomatic adviser, Jens Plotner, and the Kremlin’s point man on relations with Ukraine, Dmitry Kozak.

In a meeting on Friday, a senior Ukrainian security official let AFP know that there was no danger of an inevitable Attack. Kiev has been fighting against Russian separatists since shortly after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 in a conflict that has claimed over 13,000 lives. The West has long accused the Kremlin of providing direct military help and support of Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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