Is the new Cold War spreading to the Arctic? Russian missile test retaliation for NATO military exercises

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 Is the new Cold War spreading to the Arctic? Russian missile test retaliation for NATO military exercises


Reported that NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg in Western Norway held the Trident Contact 2018 exercise told reporters: We were informed last week that Russia plans to launch missiles off the coast here.

Around 50,000 soldiers, 65 warships and 250 aircraft from 31 countries participated in the Trident Contact 2018 exercise, which took place in the Arctic just hundreds of kilometers away from the Russian-Norwegian border, thus angering Russia and vowing it revenge.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said: Although NATO and its membersrepresentatives tried to describe this military activity as defensive, it is clear that this display of force has an obvious anti-Russian nature.

The picture shows that the carrier aircraft is taking off from the Truman aircraft carrier.

The Russian military has also announced in the near future that it will deploy 4 warships in the North Atlantic.

Stoltenberg said in October 30th: Russia has strong naval strength in this area. I think Russia will act in a professional way.

Reported that NATO Secretary General tried to ease the situation, the exercise understatement. Of course we will be watching Russia closely, but they are operating in international waters and have notified us in a normal way, Stoltenberg said. He said Russias missile test will not change our exercise plan.

According to Avenor, a public operator at most of Norways civil airports, Russia has sent out aviation information about the missile test launched in the Norwegian Sea from November 1 to 3.

The two sides held a NATO Russia Council meeting in Brussels. Dialogue is particularly important when relations between Russia and NATO are difficult, Stoltenberg said.

Norway is also trying to avoid increasing tensions. Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Buck-Jensen told reporters: Getting yourself stimulated by this will lead to an escalation of the situation. As long as they obey the rules, they can exercise as much as they want. The commentary said, but experts on international relations hold different views. Julie Williamson, a Russian expert at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, said: It is clear that what some people call theNew cold warhas been transplanted to the north in a very unpredictable way since the Ukrainian crisis of 2014. Four years later, we see the interaction between countries in the region getting into the predicament of escalating tensions between NATO and Russia, she said. Although Russia is angry at the drill, it has recently demonstrated its military strength. In the neighborhood, Russia will not give up what it sees as its right to defend its own security interests, Williamson said. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

Norway is also trying to avoid increasing tensions. Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Buck-Jensen told reporters: Getting yourself stimulated by this will lead to an escalation of the situation. As long as they obey the rules, they can exercise as much as they want.

The commentary said, but experts on international relations hold different views.

Although Russia is angry at the drill, it has recently demonstrated its military strength.

In the neighborhood, Russia will not give up what it sees as its right to defend its own security interests, Williamson said.