Russia on Saturday ended a massive three-day nuclear war exercise involving 10,000 soldiers, as the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War continues.
The drill, which utilised over 30 military units and 1000 pieces of equipment, was to ensure that Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are prepared to conduct offensive operations in the event of a massive and simultaneous international use of nuclear weapons.
News of the exercise was carried by Russian daily newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, which cites senior military officers.
The report says Russia’s Strategic Missile Command emphasized that the event was scheduled last year and has nothing to do with the Ukraine crisis.
It was nevertheless, according to Nezavisimaya Gazeta the largest such exercise carried out in recent times.
Full article: Ukraine crisis: Russia carries out massive nuclear war exercise involving 10,000 troops (The Independent)