Russia has deployed troops on the Baltic coast near the borders of Poland and Lithuania.(ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia has deployed troops on the Baltic coast near the borders of Poland and Lithuania.
(ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Deploys Troops Near Polish and Lithuanian Borders

March 3, 2014  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

More than 3,500 Russian soldiers have started tactical maneuvers on the Baltic coast of the Kaliningrad region near the borders of Poland and Lithuania, Polish Radio reported on March 3.

The unexpected, large-scale military drills began after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a snap inspection of the forces stationed there. In addition to the troops, the exercises involve more than 450 units of military hardware, including bmp-2 armored carriers, T-72 tanks and self-propelled artillery installations. Troops are training for both offensive and defensive operations.

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