Published on Jun 7, 2016
The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the military exercises conducted by NATO in Poland and other European countries do not contribute to an atmosphere of trust and security in the bloc. He also noted that the wargames are all scenario-based. Over 31-thousand troops from 24 countries are taking part in NATO’s war drills in Poland. The largest wargames in Eastern Europe since the Cold War, will end on June 17. Relations between NATO and Russia have been strained in recent years, over the eastward expansion of the alliance. Moscow says the expansion is aimed at encircling Russia. The Kremlin has beefed up its troops near its borders with Eastern Europe and in surrounding countries where NATO has stationed troops.