Étiquette : drills

Russian infantry units return from Crimea after drills

MOSCOW: Several Russian mechanised infantry units have returned to their bases in the regions of Dagestan and Chechnya after completing drills in Crimea, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s defence ministry as saying on Friday. Russia said this week it has started pulling back some troops from areas adjacent to […]

Diplomats meet in Moscow and Berlin as Russian drills held

MOSCOW: Britain’s top diplomat urged Russia on Thursday to defuse tensions over Ukraine and take the path of diplomacy even as thousands of Russian troops engaged in sweeping maneuvers in Belarus as part of a military buildup near Ukraine that has fueled Western fears of an invasion. U.K. Foreign Secretary […]

belarus: France denounces ‘violent’ Russia-Belarus drills

PARIS: France on Thursday denounced joint Russian military exercises with Belarus as “a very violent gesture” in addition to Moscow’s troop build-up on neighbouring Ukraine’s borders. The planned 10-day manoeuvres in Belarus were “extremely large” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France Inter radio. “There is a mounting number of […]