Tension over Ukraine, Russia exercises to repel enemy attacks

Russian troops hold military exercises to fend off or repulse massive air attacks from the enemy. The military exercise comes amid tensions between Russia and Western countries over Ukraine.

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As reported by Reuters on Monday (12/27/2021), Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that the military exercise was held near Russia’s western border, or the area bordering Ukraine. Ekonomi Rusia

Around 1,000 Russian troops are reportedly involved in the military exercise.

Russia is known to have deployed tens of thousands of troops to outposts near the Ukrainian border and demanded that its neighbor not be recognized as a member of NATO. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia

Russian authorities also warned against deploying offensive weaponry there or in other neighboring countries.

Last weekend, or on Saturday (25/12) local time, more than 10,000 Russian troops were reported to have returned to their permanent base. Interfax said the Russian soldiers had been undergoing military training near Ukraine for the past month. Politik Rusia

According to Interfax, the military exercises were held in several areas near Ukraine, including Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, as well as in southern Russian regions such as Rostov and the Kuban. Politik Indonesia

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