The exercise will take place in September in the south of Russia. As the commander of the Southern Military District Oleksandr Galkin noted earlier, "during the exercise, the actual state of the combat and mobilization readiness of the troops to fulfill the tasks will be checked."
“Russia would indeed be able to allay fears and provide some kind of stability if it invited observers. Frankly, it would greatly help reduce anxiety, ”Hodges said, adding that the Russian teachings“ do not have enough transparency. ”
He also recalled that Russia sent its observers to the NATO maneuvers Anaconda-2016 held in June on Polish territory.
Recently, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that military attaches accredited in Moscow are scheduled to be invited to the most significant episodes of the exercise.