NATO Cranks Up Drills Near Russian Border, Stirring the Pot for Military Conflict with Russia

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NATO drills near Russian border increase risks of military conflict: Russia

The upcoming NATO exercises near the Russian border increase the risks of military incidents, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by local media as saying on Wednesday.

NATO exercises are scheduled to begin on Friday in Finland near the Russian-Finnish border.

"The alliance continues the practical military development of a once neutral state, an authoritative participant in discussions on strengthening stability and security," Zakharova said, cited by Russia's RIA Novosti news agency.

Zakharova said that the Russian government is keeping a close watch on "the aggressive actions of the collective West."

She added that Russia is prepared to take "all necessary political and military-technical measures" to counter any threats to its national defense capabilities.

The Finnish Armoured Brigade will lead the Army mechanized exercise Arrow 24 at the Pohjankangas Firing Range and Training Area in Niinisalo from 26 April to 14 May.


  1. AnnaSmith85 says

    Do the NATO drills really pose a considerable risk of military conflict with Russia as stated in the article?

    1. JohnDoe72 says

      While the NATO drills near the Russian border may heighten tensions, the risk of an actual military conflict with Russia is often exaggerated for political purposes.

  2. Alexei Ivanov says

    These NATO drills near the Russian border are extremely provocative and increase the risk of military conflict. The West should reconsider its aggressive stance and strive for peaceful solutions instead.

  3. John Smith says

    Does this mean tensions between Russia and NATO are escalating further?

    1. Maria Ivanova says

      Yes, it seems that the tensions between Russia and NATO are indeed escalating further with the upcoming NATO exercises near the Russian border. It’s concerning to see such military drills in such sensitive regions.

  4. EmilyWatson says

    Do you think these NATO exercises are necessary for regional security or do they indeed increase the risk of military conflict with Russia?

    1. MarkJohnson says

      It is crucial for NATO to engage in exercises to maintain readiness and deter potential threats, yet the proximity to the Russian border undoubtedly escalates tensions, making conflict a more imminent possibility.

  5. Maria Petrovna says

    As tensions rise along the Russian border due to the upcoming NATO drills, it is crucial for all parties involved to prioritize dialogue and diplomacy over military actions. Provocative maneuvers only escalate the risk of conflict, which is in nobody’s interest. Let’s hope for clear heads and peaceful resolutions.

  6. Maria Petrovna says

    The upcoming NATO exercises near the Russian border increase the risks of military incidents. It is concerning to see the alliance’s continued military development so close to our borders. Russia must remain vigilant against any potential threats to our national defense capabilities.

  7. Alexei Ivanov says

    As tensions rise with NATO conducting military exercises near the Russian border, it is crucial for all parties to prioritize open communication and diplomacy to avoid any potential military conflicts.

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