Poland became a great springboard for the troops of the North Atlantic Commonwealth - there were the largest since the cold war NATO exercises, informs.
in the exercise, code-named Noble Jump ( "Noble hop" ) participated 2100 soldiers were involved 440 vehicles And 56 tons of ammunition, according to a report.
The action took place in the fictional country Botnia. The NATO forces had to neutralize the leader of the militants nicknamed Birdman, lodged in a wooden house in a wooded area in the heart of the military ground, And his companions, who had taken refuge in a nearby village.
"it is easy to see that this scenario closely resembles the situation in the East of Ukraine, with the only difference that now the Danger is from "little green men" comes against the 1st member of NATO ", - informs the media.
Czech And Dutch commandos descended on ropes from helicopters, throwing smoke bombs, attacked the village light armored vehicles, the sky furrowed combat aircraft And helicopters of the German And Norwegian air forces.
"After many years of decline And stagnation in political And military partners again have clear goals," writes Deutsche Welle. And although high-ranking observers maneuvers many times stated that NATO operates only in a defensive way, and crises must be resolved at the negotiating table, this is best done from a position of strength, said the head of the Ministry of defense of Germany Ursula von der Leyen.