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Russia holding massive military exercises


Putin is back after an 11-day absence, and he wants the world to know it.


An immense show of force is happening across Russia today. Over 45.000 military units, submarines and planes are conducting military exercises.

The Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, declared that the “new challenges and threats to military security” are forcing the army to increase their military capacity and efficiency, writes news.yahoo.com. This is taking place amid military drills in Norway, most probably as a way of intimidation.

Putin stated that he wants to invest 340 billion USD by 2020 in Russia’s military.

The situation between Europe and Russia is getting tenser by the day. Over 100 interceptions of Russian airplanes were counted last year by NATO. The number has tripled since 2013. Yesterday, a Russian Ilyushin IL-20 airplane, flying near Turkish airspace was intercepted by two F-16 jets and escorted until it left the Black Sea through Georgia.