Alexei Bogdanov. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the Russian Federation's like " uses exercises for transporting troops to the Crimea ", which is more years ago became part of the Russian Federation on the results of the referendum.
Sevastopol and the Crimea on March 16 said 1-year anniversary of the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. In Crimea for entering the Russian Federation voted 96, 77%, in Sevastopol - 95, 6%. Russia after the Crimean many times declared an unprecedented expansion of NATO to its borders. NATO, for its part, informs about the "unusual" the actions of the Russian army.
on Wednesday, army helicopters of Russia began teaching with combat shooting in the South of Russia, scheduled about 70 rockets and 400 shots from Aviapolis. Also elements will be elaborated simple and complex piloting helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-24 in terms of air combat.
"It does not promote predictability and transparency. They (the government - ed.) apply sudden teaching as a cover to send troops to the Crimea. We see a lot of sudden teachings, they are attended by tens of thousands of soldiers. Needless to say, This is a cause for concern, " said Stoltenberg at a press conference in the U.S. capital.
He added that the Alliance meets " strength, power, doubling the rapid reaction forces of NATO, the creation of departments of the NATO command in six Eastern European countries, as well as increasing our presence and number of exercises. According to him, Russia has invested a lot in fresh opportunities in the field of defense, spending a lot more exercises and ready to use force not only for the teachings, but to change the borders and to Annex parts of other countries."