The last Russian military maneuvers indicate offensive workouts. All recent exercises held in the country had such character. The Russian army has carried out, in particular, the simulation of a nuclear attack on Warsaw. It was stated in the report of the British Centre for European Policy Analysis, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Polskie Radio.
According to Edward Lucas, the author of the study and the deputy chairman of the Centre for European Policy Analysis, the last exercises were aimed at caption of the waters of the Baltic Sea and isolation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from assistance of NATO. 33,000 Russian army was simulating landing in the Finnish, Swedish and Danish islands, certain units were practicing the seizure of northern Norway.
At the same time, by showing the purpose of its exercises to the West, Moscow has reacted angrily to the agreement of the Scandinavian countries on the joint defense. It was signed by three NATO members: Denmark, Norway and Iceland, which has no army, as well as neutral Sweden and Finland.
The report of Lucas mentions other Russian army trainings in recent years: the armed seizure of oil fields in the Arctic, the occupation of Estonia and the suppression of the Polish uprising in Belarus. The report emphasizes that in the framework of such exercises there were modeled the atomic attacks on Warsaw and the island of Bornholm, where the entire political elite of Denmark will gather in June.