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Putin Orders Northern Fleet to Full Alert for Combat Readiness Drills Close to ongoing norwegian drill- 38,000 military personnel, 3,360 pieces of equipment, 41 ships, 15 submarines, and 110 airplanes and helicopters

 

Last week, Norway began its largest military drills in decades, in its northern Finnmark region near the Russian border. The exercises comprise 5,000 military personnel and will be held until March 18.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the order to bring the country’s Northern Fleet to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise Monday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

The Russian drill is close to the ongoing Norwegian drill and was not ( what Globel Truth has learned ) been notified to the Norwegian Defence

“The main task of the [combat readiness drill] is to assess the armed forces from the Northern Fleet’s capabilities in fulfilling tasks in providing military security of the Russian Federation in the Arctic region,”

The Russian website Sputnik is saying that The Northern Fleet was brought to alert at 8:00 a.m. Moscow time (05:00 GMT) and includes ,

“New challenges and threats of military security demand the further heightening of military capabilities of the Armed Forces and special attention will be paid to the state of the newly formed strategic merging [of forces] in the North,”

 

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