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PR action or disguise?



The march to Estonia of the 2-th Separate Armored Cavalry Regiment (obrkp) of the US Armed Forces called the "Dragoon March" continues. As various experts have already said more than once, this march is a big PR action designed to show the Poles and Balts the readiness of NATO troops to come to their aid and protect them from Russian aggression. Plus, the training of drivers and military equipment is also checked. It was reported that the regiment was moving in two columns, but only one route was indicated along which the military equipment was moving: the Stryker armored vehicle, howitzers, etc., which were demonstrated to the population during the stops. But the regiment crossed the border of Poland, and then it became clear that he not only moves along two routes, campaigning for his stay in NATO, but also takes part in NATO exercises along the course of movement, which are held as part of the “Sbar-2016” maneuvers ( Saber Strike).

According to media reports, in Poland, stops and meetings with residents were made in the cities of Tarnów (XNUM May), Lublin (31 June), Suwalki (1 June) and planned in Olsztyn (4 June). But already on June 9, American Strykers will appear in Latvia, i.e. Lithuania, the first column will proceed with one stop for the night, and the second column will go from Olsztyn.

Apparently, the fact is that the first stage of the international exercise “Iron Wolf-1” (Iron Wolf 2016), which are part of the “Sword Strike”, officially began on June 10 on the territory of Lithuania. The active part of the exercise is scheduled for June 2016-6. June 16 began the redeployment of units of foreign troops to Lithuania, in particular, soldiers from Denmark arrived at Kaunas airport. The transfer of troops and military equipment of the participating countries (Denmark, Germany, USA, Poland, France and Luxembourg) will be carried out by air, railways and through the seaport of Klaipeda.

It appears that the first column of the 2 obrkp will pass through Lithuania along the border with Belarus overnight at the test site in the area of ​​the town of Pabrada, where they will study up to 1,9 thousand Lithuanian military and about 400 US and Polish troops. After this, the convoy will go to Daugavpils (Latvia).

The second column of the regiment will go from Olsztyn to the Gaižiūnai training ground near the town of Jonava, where it will take part in one of the stages of the Iron Wolf exercise called the White Sword 2016. 1200 troops will be trained there from Denmark and around 1500 from the United States, Lithuania, Luxembourg, France and Germany. After that, the second column will proceed to Latvia with stops in Panevezys, Birzai and Kupiškis.

In the territory of Latvia, the first column will try to quickly go through Latgale with its predominantly non-Latvian population: on June 6 the stops in the settlement are scheduled. Daugavpils and Malta, June 7 - in Rezekne, Ludze and Varakляāni. Then it will be calmer: on June 8, stops are planned in Gulbin and Smiltene, and on June 9 in Valga - Valka, one half of which is Latvian and the other half is Estonian. The second column will pass through areas with a predominantly Latvian population, with stops in the following cities: June 13 - Bauska and Riga, June 14 - Saulkrasti, and then proceed through Valga to Estonia.

While this “journey” is being carried out, it is discovered that during the same period, the largest NATO exercise in Eastern Europe, Anaconda 2016, will also be held in Poland, also designed to “scare off Russia.” It is planned for June 7-17, about 30 thousand troops from the 21 alliance countries will take part in it (including 12 thousand Poles and up to 14 thousand Americans), as well as six partner countries of the block.

And on June 3, the Baltops 2016 exercises began, in which military personnel from 15 NATO countries, as well as Sweden and Finland, take part. The main actions will unfold in Estonia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, as well as in the Baltic Sea. It is planned to develop joint actions of the Navy, aviation and air defense, as well as anti-submarine and landing operations. The training involves 50 ships, led by the flagship of the 6th fleet US Navy Mount Whitney, 60 aircraft, helicopters and drones, and about 6,1 thousand troops.

In addition, the 6-8 of June in the airspace of the Baltic countries will be held by the Air Force exercise “Ramstein Alloy-2”, organized by the command of the air forces of NATO. The 20 combat aircraft of the German, US, Lithuanian, Finnish air forces, as well as Portugal and the UK, whose pilots are currently patrolling the Baltic airspace, will take part in the exercise. The host of the exercise will be the Lithuanian airbase in Šiauliai. Civil airfields of the Baltic countries will also be involved.

It should be noted that the number of anti-Russian materials in the Western media increased just before this series, the Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces wished to have the Patriot air defense system on the territory of the country, and the Ministers of Defense of the Baltic States decided to grant NATO a visa-free regime. NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said loudly that "NATO must respond to Russia's actions with a show of force and convincing intimidation."

So, while the Poles and the population of the Baltic countries gazed at the 2 obrkp military equipment, in Poland, Lithuania and Estonia at that time there were three large military groups with strong naval support. The aviation component is not so strongly expressed, but, apparently, this was not required, since aviation can always be relocated. Each of the land groups can perform any task, even offensive, in a particular direction. If we remember what the scream was in the Western media during the Russian-Belarusian exercise “West-2013”, and compare the number of participants with what participates in the chain of NATO exercises held now, then the phrase of a boy would come to mind to the parents' bedroom: “And these people forbid me to pick a finger in the nose!” It must be assumed that the NATO headquarters have already evaluated the decision of our General Staff to transfer two brigades to the Bryansk and Belgorod regions. Now let them make the right conclusions - 2 obrkp can roll along our border, not crossing it, and provocatively concentrate troops on three directions at once is not worth it. This is not to intimidate Russia. Passed through.
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 8 June 2016 09: 27
    +7
    something I don’t like all this. apparently the time has come.
    1. Coconut
      Coconut 8 June 2016 09: 43
      +1
      I agree ... it is very similar to running-in and preparing forces for an invasion after a strategic strike by missiles (non-nuclear) repeat
      1. BecmepH
        BecmepH 8 June 2016 11: 04
        -3
        Quote: Coco
        I agree ... it is very similar to running-in and preparing forces for an invasion after a strategic strike by missiles (non-nuclear) repeat
        What a stupid thing ...
        this march is a big PR event,
        The West is the aces from PR))) If it's easier, PR. Why did you turn on the dries?))))
        In his youth, he was at a disco in one village. There was a sports base in this village. So, visiting basketball players somehow came to the disco. They were warned to behave calmly, otherwise it could end up in a fight with the locals. One of them, looking over their heads, was sincerely surprised and said: "Who is there to fight with?" So I'll ask you a question: "Who should we fight with, in the west?")))) With clowns and piaras?
        1. Alexey-74
          Alexey-74 8 June 2016 13: 37
          +2
          do not underestimate the enemy - written by the blood of generations
      2. Alexey-74
        Alexey-74 8 June 2016 13: 36
        0
        It looks like the 41st year .... roll up slowly. Ours carefully monitor all movements ..... and react. Now Russia will not be taken by surprise. I think the army will give a quick and very powerful answer to any aggressor and this is not a slogan
    2. CORNET
      CORNET 8 June 2016 09: 46
      -8
      Quote: newbie
      something I don’t like all this. apparently the time has come.

      We have become too daring and this example becomes contagious ... We will be "extinguished" by all means! History repeats itself ...
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 8 June 2016 09: 56
        +3
        Coconut, so it may be, analysts generally say that NATO is working out a blow to Kaliningrad and the destruction of the Baltic Fleet.
      2. newcomer
        newcomer 8 June 2016 10: 12
        +5
        Cornet our cause is right. we don’t sleep on anyone’s tail; we don’t trample mazoles. if that, let not be offended.
      3. Skif83
        Skif83 8 June 2016 10: 12
        +5
        Yes, we did not become impudent, but remember what our ancestors bequeathed to us!
        And on "extinguish" - we will see who has a thinner intestine wassat
        1. CORNET
          CORNET 8 June 2016 10: 37
          0
          Quote: Skif83
          Yes, we did not become impudent, but remember what our ancestors bequeathed to us!
          And on "extinguish" - we will see who has a thinner intestine wassat

          So and I about it ... We all remember and the ancestors look at us with hope ...!
      4. BecmepH
        BecmepH 8 June 2016 11: 10
        -1
        CORNET, do not become you an officer)))) It's too cowardly. Or an alarmist? We should not remember history, but these ... Let them remember and draw conclusions. If the brains are still there. Although I doubt it, they are thinking more and more about the question (forgive me the ladies for being rude. I could not resist)
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    4. siberalt
      siberalt 8 June 2016 09: 57
      0
      Let's see what they can, wrap on a mustache. Then we will carry out our teachings.
    5. Skif83
      Skif83 8 June 2016 10: 13
      0
      Beside that ...
    6. Maksus
      Maksus 8 June 2016 10: 24
      0
      Explain to me why these clowns assign a big name to each BTU? If we did, then the entire Red Book would have been named several times ...
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 8 June 2016 10: 34
        +1
        Quote: Maksus
        Explain to me why these clowns assign a big name to each BTU? If we did, then the entire Red Book would have been named several times ...

        They try to intimidate with formidable names and appearance (like tribes in Africa ..)))) laughing
        But we know that the main thing is not in the name, but in the fighting spirit and the main thing is that the truth be ours! soldier
      2. Barnaul, Altai
        Barnaul, Altai 8 June 2016 17: 38
        0
        they outplayed in control STRIKE in childhood ...
    7. Samen
      Samen 8 June 2016 10: 38
      +1
      the phrase comes to mind: a boy who looked into his parents' bedroom: “And these people forbid me to pick my finger in my nose!”

      Great analogy! laughing good good good
      1. Army soldier2
        Army soldier2 8 June 2016 16: 10
        0
        Maksus. The names of the exercises in NATO are formed by a computer program. Moreover, two computers are involved. As a result, a two-word name is formed. Sometimes quite ridiculous. For example, "Shining Eye". And, as far as battalion-level exercises are concerned, for an exceptional majority of NATO countries, the battalion level is the limit of possibilities.
        And one clarification on the text of the article
        and the Baltic Ministers of Defense decided to grant a visa-free regime to NATO troops

        There is no need to provide visa-free travel. In accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), military personnel cross the border using identity cards on the basis of a business trip ID of the international standard into which the weapons are introduced.
      2. Army soldier2
        Army soldier2 8 June 2016 16: 10
        0
        Maksus. The names of the exercises in NATO are formed by a computer program. Moreover, two computers are involved. As a result, a two-word name is formed. Sometimes quite ridiculous. For example, "Shining Eye". And, as far as battalion-level exercises are concerned, for an exceptional majority of NATO countries, the battalion level is the limit of possibilities.
        And one clarification on the text of the article
        and the Baltic Ministers of Defense decided to grant a visa-free regime to NATO troops

        There is no need to provide visa-free travel. In accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), military personnel cross the border using identity cards on the basis of a business trip ID of the international standard into which the weapons are introduced.
        1. iwakura
          iwakura 8 June 2016 16: 51
          0
          Quote: Army 2
          The names of the exercises in NATO are formed by a computer program. And two computers are involved. As a result, a two-word name is formed. Sometimes quite ridiculous

          Sorry bully I already thought that there was a "genius creative" in the NATO headquarters - you need to be able to give out such pretentious and at the same time meaningless names
  2. CORNET
    CORNET 8 June 2016 09: 27
    +10
    Double standards .... And it's funny and sad! Russian aggressors, etc.
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  3. Andrey K
    Andrey K 8 June 2016 09: 28
    +11
    PR campaign or disguise? ...
    Personally, I am inclined to the second option ...
    Under the guise of clowning, the frivolity of what is happening, the US specifically fixed in the Baltic request
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 8 June 2016 09: 52
      +1
      Quote: Andrey K
      Under the guise of clowning, the frivolity of what is happening, the US specifically fixed in the Baltic

      The situation is serious and worsens each time, we are openly threatened with war and invasion ... I wonder who they will appoint the first jackals, who will cling to the skin of a Russian bear?
      1. Theophanes
        Theophanes 8 June 2016 10: 51
        0
        Poles and Baltic states with the Germans
  4. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall 8 June 2016 09: 28
    0
    Bleeding and escalating military hysteria.
  5. svetoruss
    svetoruss 8 June 2016 09: 29
    +1
    The West does not get used to merge Poland and the Baltic states
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 8 June 2016 09: 31
      -2
      Quote: svetoruss
      The West does not get used to merge Poland and the Baltic states

      And what is the drain?
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 8 June 2016 09: 42
        0
        In the future, I hope far.
  6. Berber
    Berber 8 June 2016 09: 30
    +3
    Who is it for? Obviously to the frenzied Russophobian public. In fact, they do not shine to hold out even 2 days.
  7. Blondy
    Blondy 8 June 2016 09: 30
    0
    PR symbolism will go off scale - it's like "turn off the light for an hour in support of the fight for the cleanliness of the environment." Well, here there is the same real degree of participation.
  8. Moore
    Moore 8 June 2016 09: 35
    +4
    What can I say ... It’s quite a good pace of building up forces and means under the legend of exercises. While under the legend.
    In the dry residue, we can state:
    - a very good level of technical condition of arms and military equipment and mid-flight training of prospective partners;
    -the burning desire of the nationally bruised Baltic elites to make targets from their puppet countries;
    -Well, and most importantly - the troops are getting closer and closer - this is all NATO and our two brigades are at the western borders ...
  9. atamankko
    atamankko 8 June 2016 09: 36
    +1
    It doesn’t matter what it is, but one must always prepare for the worst.
    1. kamikaze
      kamikaze 8 June 2016 23: 45
      0
      let’s let the bears out of the woods at them. they will immediately escape our bears, the most powerful soldiers in the world in RUSSIA. against natolaughing laughing
  10. MAIGOR
    MAIGOR 8 June 2016 09: 36
    +1
    The weakness of the Americans lies in the stereotyped actions. And stereotyped actions are a consequence of stereotyped thinking. It seems that the Americans took out manuals from the Cold War from dusty closets and think what will happen like with the USSR. In vain. We have all the moves recorded. And ten countermeasures have been prepared for all their moves.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 8 June 2016 10: 49
      0
      Stupidity.
      The second Iraqi campaign in its strategic unpredictability is a masterpiece.
  11. Wedmak
    Wedmak 8 June 2016 09: 42
    +2
    As I understand it, light armored vehicles and self-propelled guns are the basis of the columns? Which can then be very effectively hidden at the bases and said that they say everyone was taken away. The troops are being built up in Europe very deliberately; it does not smell of any rotations anymore.
  12. VICTOR-61
    VICTOR-61 8 June 2016 09: 45
    0
    Yes, it’s a PR action to show muscle no one will fight against a nuclear power, but Americans are economically crushing us, so we need to think about pensioners and unemployed people and wages, that’s the most important thing in a nuclear war, there are no winners and all of them know the tanks will not help hundreds of foot soldiers
  13. svp67
    svp67 8 June 2016 09: 46
    +4
    The march to Estonia of the 2nd separate armored cavalry regiment (OBKPP) of the US Armed Forces under the name "Dragoon March" continues

  14. Wedmak
    Wedmak 8 June 2016 09: 52
    0
    Glitch, the message is duplicated.
  15. Stinger
    Stinger 8 June 2016 09: 56
    0
    It's time to repeat the operation "Anadyr"
  16. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 8 June 2016 09: 57
    0
    Quote: Coco
    I agree ... it is very similar to running-in and preparing forces for an invasion after a strategic strike by missiles (non-nuclear) repeat

    Stop panicking. There are no suicides in the states or in Europe. When we conduct the exercises, they also closely monitor and analyze, but they do not press the buttons.
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 8 June 2016 10: 23
      +2

      Stop panicking. There are no suicides in the states or in Europe.

      And who is panicking? In general, Europe should panic, being behind the missiles at the sight of the US missile defense. From the fact that if something happens, there will be 3-4 round, deserted, radioactive zones, we are neither cold nor hot.
  17. masiya
    masiya 8 June 2016 09: 57
    0
    Useless digging in a heap of Baltic shit, as they were not tired of arranging all this hype and sucking occasions out of a charmed finger, if only to drag it to demonstrate allied ties and European brotherhood.
  18. svu93
    svu93 8 June 2016 09: 59
    +7
    The main thing is that there should be no bears along the route !!!)))
  19. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 8 June 2016 10: 01
    +2
    And what happens in general!
    Well, they are trying to show us how "powerful" they are. They were offended that we were laughing, that they were screwed up and stunned.
    In 2014 and 2015, we also showed them our maneuvers. They then stood on their ears - they wrote in boiling water.
    Well, we decided that now we will write .... We will! ..... Only on them! .....
    Americans are also on the drum, they will profit from this. Western Europe, remember the old days. New Europeans! (Eastern Europe and the former) will shout and shut up, especially when the problems with the abandoned American contingent go.
    That's all. This will end. Maybe they’ll only scream for a couple of years how they scared Russia ...
    Well, to this we say "The guy frightened the girl - yes she saw more!"
  20. black
    black 8 June 2016 10: 06
    0
    They simply work out the ways of transportation, troop transfer and valiant retreat. Only, something tells me that in vain they started it. Well. Napoleon to help them.
  21. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 8 June 2016 10: 23
    +1
    Now they have an "iron wolf", then a "saber strike", then "Anaconda", then "decisive determination", and in the case of a real hack, there will be traditionally "broken mangy dogs". And so, with enviable constancy, over the centuries. Are you not tired of it yourself? .....
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 8 June 2016 10: 24
      0
      Are you not tired of yourself? .....

      Stubborn. This is their, one might say, historical goal.
  22. sergey2017
    sergey2017 8 June 2016 10: 38
    0
    Quote: CORNET
    NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg loudly stated that "NATO must respond to Russia's actions with a show of force and convincing intimidation."

    Everything is designed to intimidate Russia! Stoltenberg at the present time needs to think not about how to scare him, but in this intimidation he himself is not limited ... from fright!
  23. masiya
    masiya 8 June 2016 10: 53
    0
    Kenechno PR action, to maintain the fighting spirit of the Allies, and the enemy is always at hand is not necessary to look ...
    1. kotvov
      kotvov 8 June 2016 11: 18
      0
      Kenechno PR action, to maintain the fighting spirit of the Allies, and the enemy is always not at hand to look for ... ,,
      Something is thought, with this action they (the Americans) are pushing the idea of ​​a transantlantic pact. And then the Allies, they began to push something.
  24. Rroman
    Rroman 8 June 2016 11: 46
    0
    http://topru.org/41408/polnyj-sekretnyj-plan-uchenij-nato-v-evrope/
  25. Wolka
    Wolka 8 June 2016 11: 57
    0
    like NATO's "Iron Wolf", "White Sword", "Saber Strike", and "when the Russians go to the bath ..." or "After the bath" have not yet tried ...
  26. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 8 June 2016 12: 03
    +3
    We have already seen these teachings at the borders of the motherland in 40's. And not only ... One result
  27. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 8 June 2016 12: 25
    0
    C'mon, let them swagger and indulge in self-hypnosis. And we are neighing over the wretched ... laughing
    It’s funny for us, but they really will stop and cry that there is nothing left of hegemony and nothing shines on them anymore.
    D-b ...
  28. Ros 56
    Ros 56 9 June 2016 09: 19
    0
    These clowns will not be able to protect themselves, not like Psheks and Chukhons.
    But seriously, I have the idea that they will simultaneously launch a large-scale offensive in LDNR, otherwise why did so many troops and equipment be pulled there, because daily shelling is the same exercise from banderlogs.
    And at the same time, the Kaliningrad region can begin to attack both the Crimea and the Northwest, the Pskov region, the Leningrad region, etc.
    Here we will have to dance, of course I have no doubt that in the end we will bury them, but it will be difficult to say how much it will cost. Therefore, I always say the answer must be superhard so that they recall it for a thousand years with a shudder. And if possible, nuclear weapons should not be used, especially in Oyrop, for us and our descendants to live here.