The Pentagon accused Russia of “opacity” military exercises, which she spends “within NATO borders”. This was stated by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense John Kirby..
Speaking Monday during a briefing, Kirby explained to reporters, what is the difference “NATO exercises near Russian borders” from “Russian exercises on NATO borders”. As an example, he cited the large-scale exercises Defender Europe 21.
According to a Pentagon spokesman, USA and NATO, Unlike Russia, speak openly about the goals and objectives of their military exercises. They are all defensive and aimed at “containment of aggression”, whose Kirby did not elaborate on. At the same time, Russia is concentrating its troops on the border with Ukraine., moreover, the purpose of this concentration does not reveal, but calls it teachings.
Kirby stressed, that at a time when the United States directly speaks, how many troops they intend to deploy during the exercise and reveal the objectives of these maneuvers, Russia hides all data, to mislead NATO. he noted, that they still do not understand the purpose of the concentration of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border.
Thus, the Pentagon once again accused Russia of “opacity” military exercises, thereby confirming, that they do not intend to listen to the Russian Ministry of Defense, clearly outlined the goals and objectives of the conducted exercises. Americans will continue to express “concern” and blame Russia, because the, according to their conviction, it is Moscow that destabilizes the world situation.