Russian President Vladimir Putin watches Russia-Belarus military exercises Zapad-2013 (photo:dpa)

War games spark security fears in Baltic nations

Nato military forces are preparing to conduct large-scale manoeuvres in the Baltic region in November 2013 designed, in part, to counter growing concerns of Russia’s military westward encroachment. However, Russia’s Zapad-13 military exercise held with Belarus in September 2013, has already generated apprehension among the Baltic nations. The former-Soviet states perceive Russia’s Zapad war games as demonstrating an anti-West agenda. This comes at a time when the European Union is set to forge alliances with several of Russia’s neighbours.

<i>In late September, the Union State of Russia and Belarus conducted joint war games, titled Zapad-2013, that simulated suppression of a ter...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
In conjunction with the Zapad-2013 war games, a whole range of other drills had been conducted, from the Arctic in the north to Voronezh in south-western Russia, close to the border with Ukraine
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