Norway, Finland, and Sweden are joining forces for a large air exercise. The military will also practice anti-submarine warfare training against Russia. The exercises will be held by James G. Foggo III, a US Navy admiral who currently serves as commander of US Naval Forces Europe. RISS expert recalled the old problems of the Alliance related with Faroe-Iceland ridge when the US and NATO also fought against Soviet submarines. All these Cold War plans are being restored and implemented in a new form. The exercises will also include cyberspace operations.

S.Ermakov is concerned about the fact that NATO, without any hesitation, states that the current exercises are intended as a measure to intimidate and deter Russia. NATO’s military activity near Russia’s borders has reached a high level. It has accused our country of alleged cascade military exercises. But the Alliance constantly conducts large-scale military exercises around the Russian borders, which are linked to the strategic plan.