North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) And related countries began large-scale military exercises involving 30,000 troops in Norway on Monday (14).
The long-planned exercise “Gold Response 2022” aims to test Norway’s ability to gain external reinforcements during an aggression against a third country (Article 5). NATO Provides a military response to aggression against any of the member states).
However, the exercises are taking place in the context of the crisis between Western countries Russia After the invasion of Ukraine.
“This is a defensive exercise,” said General Yangwei Otlow, Norway’s chief of operations.
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“This is not a military operation with the intent to attack,” he told TV2.
Organized every two years these sea, wind, waterfall and land maneuvers are carried out over large areas of Norwegian territory beyond the Arctic Circle.
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NATO armored vehicles arrive in Norway on March 10, 2022 – Photo: Keer Olsen / NTB / AFP
“The Russians have” fully mobilized surveillance capabilities “of the maneuvers and” I believe they respect the agreements in place, “General Otlow said.
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