Russian troops stage mock invasion of Baltic states

  • 1999-07-08
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Moscow is staging its most significant military maneuvers in over a decade in northwestern Russia and Kaliningrad, but Baltic leaders are not commenting, despite the proximity of the troops to their borders.About 10,000 troops from Moscow and St. Petersburg are taking part in the military exercise, code named "West '99," which is meant to simulate Russian response to a NATO attack.Joining the troops are two submarines and 30 ships from the Russian marines as well as a small contingent of soldiers from Belarus. The exercises, which began on June 21, will continue until the end of July...
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