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Russian war games reveal their secrets, scare neighbors and NATO ("Bloomberg Businessweek", USA)

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Russian military aircraft probe the airspace of NATO, large-scale military exercises reveal the Kremlin’s military secrets and frighten European countries, forcing them to strengthen their own armed forces.

At the end of October, representatives of the North Atlantic Alliance said that this year they raised their forces to intercept more 100 Russian aircraft - this is three times more than in 2013 year. In the report of the London-based European Leadership Network, which deals with the study of security issues, all these incidents were described as “very alarming examples of the violation of the airspace of states, the forced take-off of interceptor fighters on alert” and “nearly no air collisions”.

And, nevertheless, in all this, NATO sees positive aspects.

“Undoubtedly, every time we contact the Russian armed forces, and every time we see their tactical methods and how they deploy troops, we learn a lot about them,” the general said in Tallinn on November 19 aviation USA and the commander of the combined forces of 28 NATO member countries, Philip Breedlove (Philip Breedlove). “Such incidents are happening more often, the scale of such actions is increasing.

The worsening crisis in Ukraine is forcing Europe and the United States to confront Russia. This conflict is the most serious since the end of the 25 Cold War years ago. Even German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Frank-Walter Steinmeier) is a tireless supporter of the dialogue — 18 November, after his shuttle diplomatic visits to Kiev and Moscow, admitted that he sees no particular reason for optimism.

“The rapid deployment of Russian troops from 20 to 40 to thousands of people at the Ukrainian border terribly frightened NATO,” said Karl-Heinz Kamp, scientific director of the German Federal Academy of Defense in Berlin, by telephone.

"Subordinate"


On November 18, in Moscow, at a forum of its supporters from the Popular Front movement, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the United States wanted “not to humiliate, but subjugate” Russia.

“We had such brilliant politicians as Nikita Khrushchev, who tapped the table with a shoe during the UN meeting,” Putin said in his October speech 24. “And the whole world, first of all, the USA and NATO, thought: it’s better to leave Nikita alone, otherwise he will go and launch a rocket”.

Lukas Kulesa (Lukasz Kulesa), scientific director of the London-based group European Leadership Network and former deputy director of the State Security Service of Poland, who advises the Polish president, shares his reasoning. He believes that observations of military exercises and Russian aircraft that cut through the airspace of NATO or Finland and Sweden provide information on the Russian strategy of command, control, information interaction and tactics.

"Large-scale action"

“The Russian-conducted operation, during which on the same day the planes were sent to the areas of the Baltic, North and Black Seas, shows what Russia's capabilities are now,” Kulesa said by phone. “It allows us to get a more complete picture of how ready Russia is and is able to carry out more large-scale actions.”

After the initial failures in the Georgian war in 2008, Russia continued to increase military spending, investing in strengthening the armed forces. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Jens Stoltenberg), since 2005, the Kremlin has increased military spending by 50%, while NATO has reduced military spending by 20%.

4-5 September at its summit in Wales, NATO decided to increase the defense capability of the alliance's Eastern European countries amid the threat posed by Russia, since the United States, which accounts for two thirds of NATO's military spending, demanded that its European allies fork out. The Alliance agreed to deploy more troops in Eastern Europe. It was decided to create in these countries a rapid reaction force of 5 thousand people.

The Baltic countries are strengthening their armed forces, while Estonia (after one of its security officers was stolen and taken to Moscow) is demanding an increase in the contingent of troops on its border with Russia.

NATO standard

Estonia, which has already fulfilled the requirements of NATO, according to which military expenditures should be 2% of the country's GDP, plans to increase allocations for armaments to 2,05% next year. Both Latvia and Lithuania are currently spending less than 1% on the army and expect to achieve the required level of expenditures by the year of 2020.

Members of NATO, including Denmark, Poland and Germany, also plan to increase defense spending, however, Germany will start increasing them only from 2016. Now she spends on weapons about 1,3% of its gross product.

Denmark is going to allocate more than 4 billions of dollars to the most ambitious modernization of its air force. She plans to purchase either the modern F-35 fighter-bombers produced by the American company Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, the American carrier-based fighter-bombers and attack planes F-18 Super Hornet manufactured by Boeing Co, or the fourth-generation multipurpose fighters of the Typhoon Eurofighter consortium, Airforce Consortium, Airforce, Airbus, Airforce Consortium, Airforce Consortium, Airforce Consortium, Eurofighter, Airforce Consortium, Airforce Consortium, Airforce Consortium, Airforce Co. AIR) and the Italian company Finmeccanica SpA.

As Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said in an interview with 24 in October, his country, which has common borders with Russia and Ukraine, is starting a project to modernize weapons and replace military equipment of the Soviet type, to which 27 billions of dollars have been allocated . During the year, Poland will have to choose a supplier of helicopters and air defense systems. Also provides for the purchase of helicopter gunships, UAVs and rocket projectiles for fourth-generation multi-purpose fighters Lockheed F-16.

"Alert"

Charlie Salonius-Pasternak, a security specialist from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki, called Russia's actions a “warning signal” that doesn’t allow politicians in Finland or Sweden “wanting to be taken seriously "Ignore Russian rattling weapons, considering it the usual minor rearmament.

“The Russian armed forces can perform actions that they were not capable of ten years ago,” he said in an interview. "Russia now has more opportunities for transporting large-scale equipment over long distances and in full combat readiness."

It is for this reason that the debate about the expediency of joining NATO began in Finland and Sweden.

Putin's troops took control of or seized territories that, in accordance with international law, belong to Moldova or Georgia, and also annexed Crimea in March. At the same time, in his Valdai speech 24 of October, the Russian president declared that when the Prussian politician Otto von Bismarck first appeared on the political arena in the 19th century, “he was considered dangerous because he was saying what he was thinking.”

“I also always try to say what I think,” Putin said.
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  1. RESEARCHER
    RESEARCHER 22 November 2014 14: 07
    +23
    It is always pleasant for me when our opponents (or our Western "partners" as they are now called) feel an undisguised feeling of fear. But we, unlike them, do not unleash wars around the world. So, "whose cow would bellow, but ours would continue to fly like that."
    1. Sid.74
      22 November 2014 14: 13
      +22
      Lavrov said a lot of interesting things the other day!

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a meeting with members of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, said that the actions of the West show that their goal is not to change Russia's policy, but to achieve a regime change.

      "The European Union is our largest collective partner. Nobody is going to shoot themselves in the foot, refuse to cooperate with Europe, although everyone understands that business as usual is no longer possible," the Russian minister said, speaking on Saturday in Moscow at the and defense policy.
      "But I am convinced that we will overcome the current period and lessons will be learned, and there will be a new basis for our relations," Lavrov stressed.
      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/politics/20141122/1034591377.html#ixzz3Jmr9uHPF


      “Long before the Ukrainian crisis, there was a feeling in the air that our relations with the West were approaching the moment of truth,” Lavrov said. “Either we go to partnership, or the way to beat the heights.” Alas, our partners voluntarily or involuntarily chose the second path, ”Lavrov continued. - Our partners in Ukraine went all-in, stepped on their own democratic principles, supported extremists. As the hooligans say, they wanted to "take us to a show off," to force us to swallow humiliation, "TASS quoted the words of the Russian Foreign Minister.
      Original article: http://russian.rt.com/article/60799#ixzz3JmrJ3QFp


      Lavrov also noted that talk of isolating Russia does not even deserve discussion. “Of course, our economy is damaged as a result of sanctions, but only at the expense of the economies of the countries that introduced them,” TASS quoted the words of the Russian Foreign Minister.
      Original article: http://russian.rt.com/article/60798#ixzz3JmrNunNe


      For a long time I have not heard such harsh rhetoric from Lavrov. what
    2. Evil Pole
      Evil Pole 22 November 2014 14: 16
      +12
      ] He believes that observations of military exercises and Russian aircraft that cut through the airspace of NATO or Finland and Sweden provide information on the Russian strategy of command, control, information interaction and tactics. [/ Quote]
      Og, a little psyche was dreamed, as if we were fools in the Moscow Region. Show flights for you have nothing to do with the true activities of our aircraft. Do not wait soldier
      1. Iline
        Iline 22 November 2014 17: 58
        +3
        Undoubtedly, whenever we contact the Russian armed forces, and every time we see their tactical methods and how they deploy troops, we learn a lot about them

        I am sorry for the NATO if they really think so, however much they would have to wash themselves with bitter tears.
        On all exercises, certain specific parameters are set and methods for overcoming them are worked out. It’s like strength training for wrestlers. but in a real fight, a fighter behaves quite unpredictably, taking into account the accumulated skills. Judging by strength training how he will behave in a fight is the height of naivety.
        Training intercepts of our aircraft in neutral waters give nothing in the sense of awareness of the actions of our aircraft during the hostilities.
        But we really represent the actions of NATO members in their behavior in real local wars. And it’s easier for us to analyze the capabilities of their aircraft.
    3. Giant thought
      Giant thought 22 November 2014 14: 43
      +8
      To be afraid of the enemy means to lose the war in advance; we are not opposed to being feared.
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    5. Denis fj
      Denis fj 22 November 2014 18: 00
      +4
      Let their fear become innate! How much you can "rock the boat" on Russia (2-3 times a century !!! - the mind is not comprehensible) and interfere with the people to live and develop in peace. And, after all, history does not teach them that it will turn out sideways for themselves - it has always been so, so no, itching to do so. They have all the values ​​in money and grub, which means that the study is about how to snatch more from someone, and not come up with, do, .. Just like in our people say: "There is no mind - count, cripple." Let them be afraid in advance that they will be kicked and put in a corner, otherwise a gang of watering cans gathered and "greyhound" as they want. Sharpen your teeth on the wrong people, stupid people. I think that now is the time and opportunity for Russia and her friends to build a real divine
      world order on the planet - fair !!!
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    7. Dmitry Toderes
      Dmitry Toderes 22 November 2014 23: 37
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      Quote: RESEARCHER
      It is always pleasant for me when our opponents (or our Western "partners" as they are now called) feel an undisguised feeling of fear. But we, unlike them, do not unleash wars around the world. So, "whose cow would bellow, but ours would continue to fly like that."


      Someone would mumble a cow, but the NATO would be silent!
  2. sever.56
    sever.56 22 November 2014 14: 12
    +40
    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/509/cxaw401.jpg
    1. African
      African 22 November 2014 16: 08
      +4
      Thank you for the article. Strength increased for the struggle for the homeland.
  3. Dimy4
    Dimy4 22 November 2014 14: 13
    +3
    The guys from NATO were scared of our Armed Forces. And now they are terribly offended that you can’t crush Russia as a cockroach, and if you have to fight, then seriously, the next computer game in an air-conditioned room will not work.
  4. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket 22 November 2014 14: 18
    +4
    Our inveterate friends began to fuss ... And everyone whinnied like horses that our planes were rusty and our tanks were inflatable. Now, having bought all the ties from Versace, they are chewing them and shaking with fear ... Such an impression. that they really believed in their infallibility according to the principle, "And if he us ... And what for us?" And the awakening turned out to be quite unpleasant. The bear not only did not die of hunger, but also worked up muscles, which from prolonged rest on the laurels of the mattress mats and their sixes were completely flabby. And it's time to go to the gym, but laziness. I am simply pleased when I read or hear another tantrum of the Western military, more suitable for girls ... Have they become completely bad? laughing
  5. Stinger
    Stinger 22 November 2014 14: 18
    +3
    When the bear wakes up, the hunters should be on their guard. Our "partners" are accustomed to the fact that the bear is asleep, you can tickle and bite it with impunity, and now they are trembling.
    1. Sargas
      Sargas 22 November 2014 14: 30
      +9
      There are many ways to get a bear out of the den. But no way is known to drive him back ...
    2. Penelope
      Penelope 22 November 2014 15: 09
      +1
      Russia now, this is not Russia of the 90s, our army is now powerful and will not give offense to the Motherland.
  6. vladstro
    vladstro 22 November 2014 14: 20
    +4
    The alliance agreed to deploy more troops in Eastern Europe. It was decided to create in these countries a quick reaction force of 5 thousand people. Half divisions belay everything is all right, well, let them intensify, the main thing is not to fart from exertion, or from fear lol
  7. el.krokodil
    el.krokodil 22 November 2014 14: 28
    +3
    do not forget to spend money on diapers .. especially the Baltic states, in which case you will overtake the first ports ..
  8. hrych
    hrych 22 November 2014 14: 42
    +10
    In a parasitic world, everything is so arranged. Something is born out of something. Basically, this is the creation of empires, when the metropolis lived by capturing and robbing neighbors. The same colonialism, only robbery on the other side of the world. The last empire is the EU, it was born due to the robbery and death of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact, but when the Empire takes over a country with gold mines, it gets a lot of gold, when it captures wheat fields, then a lot of bread. But the EU, acquiring Bulgarians, Romanians and other Latvians, acquired the famine and parasites, did not expect in Europe that these beggars were struck by the sucking mother Russia. Russia has freed itself from this scum and despite the fact that now only a miniscule of the former power of factories and factories is working in our Motherland, however, Russia was able to build up military power in the near future. So the answer is simple, the Russian worker plowed, and even fought for the international rabble that is now feeding Europe, which itself is already on the verge of complete bankruptcy and collapse. Former colonial countries themselves have become economic competitors to the West, which is only India, China, Brazil and South Africa. The USSR was undermined by the arms race, so Volodka provokes the EU on this, with new flukes. The result is obvious, the EU is waiting for the star, most importantly, when hungry and ragged newly-made Europeans knock on the door of the mother Russia, they will show a fig to them in the window.
  9. sv68
    sv68 22 November 2014 14: 46
    +2
    a very successful horror story for themselves loved ones- "Russia again lifted planes into the air and their ships go on the seas." You can lure out money for the army, or try to lure out, if there is money.
  10. Denis Tatar
    Denis Tatar 22 November 2014 14: 49
    +3
    nato - a backward office, lives yesterday. They have built herds near the borders of Russia, now they are surprised that our planes fly, and what reaction did they expect? To send them all and not to communicate, because they are inadequate (this is what they do with fools friends).
  11. Vlad_Rez
    Vlad_Rez 22 November 2014 15: 02
    +2
    oh well, the boys are playing darts, as the main miner will play enough. defense will come up with a new game
  12. mamont5
    mamont5 22 November 2014 15: 29
    +3
    Quote: RESEARCHER
    It is always pleasant for me when our opponents (or our Western "partners" as they are now called) feel an undisguised feeling of fear.


    By the way, about the feeling of fear:
    "The German police detained the electrician who built the bunker, fearing the Russian Federation.
    In the shelter were found 2 machine guns, 80 rifles and rifles, 60 pistols, 20 thousand cartridges and 40 kilograms of substances for the manufacture of explosives.
    German police detained a 59-year-old electrician who built a bunker capable of withstanding a nuclear explosion, and assembled an arsenal of weapons for fear of war with the Russian Federation.

    According to Local, the detainee equipped a shelter, expanding and strengthening the basement of his house in the small town of Kelheim near Regensburg, Bavaria. It took the police three days to break into the bunker and fully examine it and the entire arsenal of weapons found.

    According to the publication, in the shelter were found 2 machine guns, 80 rifles and rifles, 60 pistols, 20 thousand cartridges and 40 kilograms of substances for the manufacture of explosives. The electrician also stocked up food, built a ventilation and water purification system.

    He was frightened by the threat from a major Eastern European power. He was afraid of the RF. "
    http://ria.ru/world/20141122/1034617219.html
  13. sogdianec
    sogdianec 22 November 2014 15: 40
    +1
    Not bad provocations on the border of neighboring states, such as a tank column got lost, or the submarine was wrong coordinates. And then the Europeans completely relaxed, cut spending on their aircraft. Give a few tank divisions for the maintenance of the Baltic republics and a couple of carrier groups for proud Georgia! Let the Germans put under their arms one and a half million reservists.
  14. natakor1949
    natakor1949 22 November 2014 16: 02
    +3
    ... Vladimir Putin said, "that the United States does not want to humiliate, but to subjugate Russia." Well, okay, this black stupid boy who is not interested in the history of Europe, but the gayrope herself has really forgotten how we are, i.e. Russia, rebuffed the Swedes, and the Poles, and the French, and the Germans, and the Yugoslavs, and in short, everyone, everyone, everyone who has ever gone to war against RUSSIA. I wanted to "get a click on the nose" again - to put it mildly, then go ahead, we are waiting. And yet - I really want to warn our 5th column about the deployment of an internal undermining of the Power, in case of any actions from the outside, because you will not even have 10 minutes so that you can "run to the Canadian border", so "boys - girls" moderate your ardor, the people of RUSSIA are not zombies of the outskirts, therefore, work for the good of the Motherland and atone for your sin before the people, and do not anger us.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 23 November 2014 02: 45
      0
      Explain when Yugoslavia went to war on Russia.
  15. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 22 November 2014 16: 59
    +1
    large-scale army exercises reveal the military secrets of the Kremlin and scare the countries of Europe, forcing them to strengthen their own armed forces.
    evil empire is preparing for a jerk laughing laughing laughing laughing
  16. bmv04636
    bmv04636 22 November 2014 17: 09
    +1
    They say our strategists fly along Alaska already under the cover of the MIG-31BM, when the pilots of the high elves saw our strategists under the cover of the MiG-31BM they were very surprised laughing .
  17. Quantum
    Quantum 22 November 2014 17: 37
    +1
    In the Baltic states, it is planned to increase the military budget to 2,005% (005 for the purchase of diapers). The Americans carried out a successful trade in their weapons, mortally scaring the inhabitants of the EU, which led to costs
    2% of GDP.
  18. Deadmen
    Deadmen 22 November 2014 17: 51
    +1
    has estonia strengthened? Well, now certainly not to defeat their river fleet. laughing

    At the end of October, representatives of the North Atlantic Alliance said that this year they raised their forces to intercept more than 100 Russian aircraft.

  19. Папа Карло
    Папа Карло 22 November 2014 17: 59
    +3
    They noticed, the rats, ran. Pampers began to change more often. Wow, how nice, it takes your breath away ... It's not like German helmets ... But let the Americans shove their Mistrals in the ass. Let them whine, macaques. Be afraid. Russia is not a collective farm bull for you. Fear !!!!
  20. Denis fj
    Denis fj 22 November 2014 18: 03
    +2
    It is noteworthy that the media are diligently painting Russia in the colors of the aggressor without having a single proof, thereby preparing the ground for their own aggression against Russia under the pretext "the best defense is an attack." And the point here is not only in financing, because this adventure, according to the plans of the United States, will be carried out by the hands of Europe, but we know whose ears are sticking out from behind its back, and only the realization that America will not be able to sit out overseas can keep it from this attempts. America is ossified in megalomania and the demonstration of our power does not reveal secrets, but breaks the myths about NATO's invincibility. It's a pity that only the technical side is taken into account, the fighting spirit and resilience, the sense of justice of our people, which made it possible to win the Second World War under incomparable conditions, are not taken into account.
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  22. Straight
    Straight 22 November 2014 18: 55
    +2
    As in that joke, to paraphrase, - the West, which once stands at the den of the Russian bear, is again a knock on the shoulder, bear - I don’t understand something, you are a hunter or not of the correct orientation ...
  23. Aibolit64
    Aibolit64 22 November 2014 19: 00
    +1
    Mdaaaa, they put the coals in their pants with their worst friends. Let them now freeze at the fifth point, and for now we will prepare a fresh portion of the heat.
  24. Gomel
    Gomel 22 November 2014 19: 17
    +1
    I never thought, I don’t think and will not consider Khrushchev as a brilliant politician ... what we’re doing in Ukraine now, we’ll disassemble it and we’ll still disassemble its mines in Central Asia
  25. Seaman77
    Seaman77 22 November 2014 19: 20
    +3
    “Estonia, which has already complied with NATO’s requirements, according to which military spending should be 2% of the country's GDP, plans to increase armament allocations to 2,05% next year. "

    the army of Estonia has increased by 2,05 soldiers and is now unbeatable :)))
  26. sharingan
    sharingan 22 November 2014 19: 24
    +1
    This is all a circus hosted by NATO military corporations with a well-known goal; no one really believes in Russian aggression, but arms need to be sold.
  27. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 22 November 2014 19: 57
    +1
    Putin’s troops took control or captured territory, which, in accordance with international law, belong to Moldova or Georgia, and also annexed Crimea in March.

    Generally speaking, the "seized" territories of Moldova and Georgia, for some reason, are not part of Russia. And the people living there are grateful to Russia for the "capture". Well, Crimea, in general, was "in temporary use" in Ukraine, against the will of the people living there. And somehow Russia strangely "seizes territories", without bombing and assassinations, in contrast to "democratic violence" over countries where there are "vital interests" of the United States.
  28. dmi.pris
    dmi.pris 22 November 2014 20: 13
    0
    AFRAID-MEAN RESPECT. MORE PAMPERS.
  29. Drunya
    Drunya 22 November 2014 20: 45
    +2
    let's be afraid together!
  30. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 22 November 2014 21: 17
    +1
    But for America itself, without allies, the o.ch.ko is urging to decide matters with Russia, or this rotten abomination across the ocean believes that NATO is a bunch of hyenas, jackals and scavengers can atrocities and decide destinies around the world with impunity. and he incites his whole Western world, which is why all sorts of sprat pugs are yapping and allowing them to behave like bulldogs.
  31. Sabroc
    Sabroc 22 November 2014 22: 48
    +3
    After initial failures in the Georgian war in 2008, Russia continued to increase military spending,(Quote) EEEEE! Sorry, Dear Comrades, are they the fact that the shooting of our peacekeepers with Gryzin tanks is considered an initial failure? Now the thesis is clear that the Russian is good as an opponent, only shell-shocked and tied up in a bag!
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  36. Victor-M
    Victor-M 22 November 2014 23: 49
    0
    The contents of the NATO-garbage can only stink, which it does, even thousands of kilometers from the opponent, nothing more. laughing


    But looking into the opponent’s eyes, suddenly


  37. Victor-M
    Victor-M 23 November 2014 00: 08
    0
    Our President Putin was lucky, otherwise
  38. uge.garik
    uge.garik 23 November 2014 00: 33
    0
    Cossacks, reservists, the Ministry of Emergencies - to raise the alarm and conduct exercises at the western borders ... The theme of the exercises is the elimination of the consequences of accidents at the enemy’s territory during hostilities ... and the game must be broadcast ..!
  39. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 24 November 2014 02: 22
    0
    Lukasz Kulesa, Scientific Director of the London-based European Leadership Network and former Deputy Director of the Polish State Security Service, advising the Polish president
    He believes that observing military exercises and Russian aircraft, cutting through the airspace of NATO or Finland and Sweden

    How can our airplanes CREATE the airspace of a sovereign state without its permission ?! And this is "snatched" by the pepper advising the president. Are they really IDEAS ???
  40. Palach
    Palach 10 December 2014 09: 44
    0
    Everyone is shaking iron as if they had forgotten what happened in the last war.
    The new war will be much worse and the winner will be no better than the defeated.
    Do not forget that cornered can do anything, even to use nuclear weapons.

    The lack of brain and memory in the Baltic states is striking. In any conflict, they will be rolled out by both sides during clashes.