Over 3,000 servicemen took part in an exercise “on conducting radiation, chemical and bacteriological reconnaisance; as well as on deactivating contamination from nuclear weapons of terrain, weapons and military equipment” in the Russian southern regions of Stavropol and Kuban, the press service of Russia’s Southern Military District said on December 22.
According to the released statement, servicemen involved in the drills were from the 49th general army. They practiced deactivation of contaminated objects after a massive nuclear attack.
The drills involved over 300 units of special equipment, including mobile laboratories for radiation and chemical express analysis.
The US decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and an open declaration of plans to withdraw from the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) raise concerns that chancs of a nuclear conflict on the territory of Europe will grow in the near future. Such a conflict may be triggered by some chain of tragic events started during some regional conflict involving both the US and Russia.
This kind of open regional conflict is now being openly promoted by the leadership of Ukraine, which makes all what is possible to escalate miltiary tensions between the US and Russia in eastern Europe.
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