NATO irks Russia with massive war games in Poland

Polish paratroopers take part in the NATO Anaconda-16 military exercise at Torun, on June 7, 2016US, British and Polish soldiers parachuted to the ground in Poland on Tuesday in a mass show of force as NATO launched its biggest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War. The exercises — staged against the backdrop of a military and diplomatic standoff between Russia and the West — have rattled the Kremlin. NATO says the 10-day Anaconda manoeuvres involving 31,000 troops are intended to shore up security on the alliance's eastern flank, where member states have been spooked by Russia's increasingly assertive actions.


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