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This was stated by an expert Center for European Policy Analysis Edward Lucas, reports NewsRU.com
Specialist, known as an author, including the book "The New Cold War: How the Kremlin threatens Russia and the West," says the report, "Gathering Storm" that Russian troops practiced the task to control specific regions: the Åland Islands belonging to Finland, the Swedish island of Gotland, Danish Bornholm and north of Norway.
According to Lucas, only exercise was attended by about 33 thousand soldiers. Such large-scale sudden inspection caused concern in the leadership of NATO. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the maneuvers a threat to global stability, and complained that they are carried out "without prior notice".
Lucas points out that the implementation of such a scenario capable of a few hours to destroy the reputation of NATO as the most successful military alliance in history, and the United States to overthrow the pedestal with the guarantor of stability in Europe.
Local Danish English edition, citing a report of the expert reports that in June 2014 the Russian planes have represented an attack on Bornholm at a time when there took place the annual political festival Folkemødet. In addition, March 20 Russian Ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin very sharply commented on the possible accession of Copenhagen to the NATO missile defense system. He said that it will be perceived by Moscow as a threat, but "Danish warships will become a target for Russian nuclear missiles."
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