Hornets’ Nest: Massive Drills Across Russia, 20 Ships in Baltic Sea
Reposted from: RT News
Russia is getting ready to counteract and repel land-sea-air military aggression on its western, northern, southern and eastern borders simultaneously, as massive drills of all military branches are underway across Russia.
Motorized infantry, combat aviation and Spetznaz troops have been put on alert in all nine time zones of the Russian Federation, including the Volga region, Urals, Western Siberia, the Far East region and the Pacific, the North Caucasus and along the borders of NATO member states from the Arctic through to the Baltic and Black Sea.
The ongoing military drills are taking place concurrently with US military exercises in the Baltic region and NATO naval drills in the Black Sea. Russia has notified the countries of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of the Northern Fleet exercises that are happening March 16-21, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov announced on Tuesday. The operational zone of the Northern Fleet’s drills has been expanded to the Norwegian Sea, and the number of deployed naval task groups has been increased to five, the Defense Ministry reported.
“The commanding staff of the Northern Fleet has decided to build up the contingent involved in training missions to defend Russia’s borders in the Arctic,” the ministry said in a statement.
More than 20 ships of the Russia’s Baltic Fleet are out at sea conducting defense drills, the Russian Western Military District’s press service announced on Wednesday. The ships, deployed in several tactical groups, are performing artillery, anti-submarine and air defense exercises. Part of the training has been assigned for nighttime.
A tactical group of the Russian Black Sea fleet will hold military exercises on Thursday, targeting decoy enemy bombers and battleships.
Paratroopers from the Ivanovo Airborne Division have been relocated inside the Arctic Circle next to the Norwegian border on Ilyushin Il-76 airlifters to train countering subversive groups, maintain anti-aircraft defense, perform engineering and radiation reconnaissance and sharpen field camouflage skills.
The Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday that Russian marines from Temryuk in south Russia’s Krasnodar region have been put on full combat readiness and are training next to the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The units are conducting exercises in conditions similar to real military activities, using simulation tools to train counteracting subversive groups and repelling enemy amphibious assault landings.
Russia’s strategic command has put mechanized troops of the Eastern Military District, deployed on the island of Sakhalin in the Pacific, on the highest levels of combat alert. Up to 3,000 troops and nearly 1,000 military vehicles are training defense of the coast in close cooperation with the Air Force.
Over 30 army aviation crews are being relocated from airfields in the Leningrad and Smolensk regions to a military airfield in the Arctic. Mil Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters are set to cover over 1,500 kilometers with a stopover for refueling in the Karelia region.
About 80 military pilots of the Eastern Command are taking part in ‘Airdarts’ contest that includes performing air stunts, bomb-dropping and unguided missiles firing, using Su-25, Su-27SM, Su-24M2 assault and fighter jets. Assault helicopter pilots are training live ammo shooting, ultra-low flying and evading air defenses. READ MORE: Supersonic strategic bombers heading to Crimea for drills – military source
Over 2,000 engineer troops and 350 special vehicles of the Central Military Command are training in demining all types of military explosives, using brand-new standoff IED detection vehicles. The ongoing snap check of the military involves about 76,000 troops, over 10,000 units of military hardware and special equipment, 65 battleships,16 support vessels, 15 submarines, 200 warplanes and helicopters. In December 2014, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced plans to conduct at least 4,000 military drills in 2015.
Russia launches ‘wartime government’ HQ in major military upgrade
Russia is launching a new national defense facility, which is meant to monitor threats to national security in peacetime, but would take control of the entire country in case of war.
The new top-security, fortified facility in Moscow includes several large war rooms, a brand new supercomputer in the heart of a state-of-the-art data processing center, underground facilities, secret transport routes for emergency evacuation and a helicopter pad, which was deployed for the first time on Nov. 24 on the Moscow River.
The Defense Ministry won’t disclose the price tag for the site, but it is estimated at the equivalent of several billion dollars. The new National Defense Control Center (NDCC) is a major upgrade on what was previously called the Central Command of the General Staff, a unit tasked with round-the-clock monitoring of military threats against Russia, particularly ballistic missile launches, and deployment of strategic nuclear weapons.
It was roughly a counterpart to the US National Military Command Center, the Pentagon’s principal command and control site. The NDCC inherits all those functions, but also has plenty of extra roles as well. In peacetime, an additional task is to monitor all of Russia’s important military assets, from hardware being produced by defense contractors to the state of oil refineries, to weather conditions and their effect on transportation routes.
And if Russia does get into a war, the center would act as a major communication hub and a form of wartime government, delivering reports to the country’s military command and giving orders to all ministries, state-owned companies and other organizations, according to the needs of the armed forces.
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Moscow Bomb Shelters Begin To Fill As Russia Prepares For War
From: WhatDoesItMean.com | by Sorcha Faal (?), March 17, 2015
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that President Putin has “effectively warned” both the United States and European Union that British Prime Minister David Cameron “must be removed” in order to avert the catastrophic consequences of total war.
According to this report, President Putin and other top officials were put under the “protection” of the MoD during the past fortnight after intelligence reports revealed a planned nuclear first-strike against the Federation planned by Prime Minister Cameron due to occur this week…and which we had previously reported on in our 14 March report titled Russia Warns “State Of War” Exists As UK Nukes Prepare First Strike.
To if the United States has been complicate in this planned nuclear attack by Prime Minister Cameron against the Federation this MoD report leaves uncertain; based upon information obtained by Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov after his private White House meeting with President Barack Obama a few weeks ago.
Also, and as we had reported on 15 March in our report titled Obama Meets With Top Russian Spy, Warns He Can’t Stop War, and the MoD again states in their new report today, no one in the Kremlin is even sure if President Obama is in control of his own nation anymore after US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland “raged” last week at Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claiming that former Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney was in charge of the United States now.
Even worse, this MoD report continues, regardless of who is in charge of the US right now, a “de facto state of war” now exists between the Federation and America after the Obama regimes statement yesterday that their sanctions against Russia would, basically, go on forever as the Federation will never allow Crimea to retaken by the Nazi-led government of Ukraine.
The total war plans ordered by President Putin in response to this extraordinary threat, this report further notes, were made under MoD “supervision and consultation” over the past fortnight at the highly secretive, and mammoth, underground Mount Yamantau complex in the Ural Mountains and include offensive, defensive, covert, and psychological measures intended to prevent total war…but in failing in that effort the Federation would then “massively respond” against the West using all of their capabilities, including “nuclear options”.
Interesting to note in this MoD report is how it details one of the psychological measures used in this total war plan that included this past Sunday’s television documentary wherein President Putin for the first time publically admitted that he privately threatened the West with nuclear war over the Crimea crisis…and which, likewise, we had reported on in our 24 February 2014 report titled Putin Orders Troops To Crimea Passes, Warns NATO Of War.
This MoD report states that this specific psychological measure employed by President Putin in publicly admitting to his private threat to use nuclear weapons to protect the Federation was intended to “alert” the citizens of both the US and EU to “grave and horrific dangers” they were facing due to the secret war actions of their governments without their knowing.
On Monday upon his return to Moscow, this MoD report continues, President Putin than initiated further actions of the Federations total war plan which include:
1.) The immediate opening of Moscow’s 5,000 new bomb shelters President Putin had ordered built in 2010 and which were completed in 2012.
2.) The immediate transferring to these bomb shelters all critical equipment and personnel belonging to the Central Clinical Hospital and Polyclinic Office of the President of the Russian Federation (CCHP).
As this nationwide show of force is currently ongoing, this MoD report says, Belarus military forces have put their forces on full combat alert too and joined their Russian counterparts in this strategic offensive as, likewise, Ukraine has issued plans and aggressive maps, showing an attack of Crimea and also Kuban [region in southern Russia] by the Ukrainian Army, with the support of NATO navies.
Even though the Administrator-General of the Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections (EODE), Alexander Mosesov, has stated that “Nobody in NATO is ready to pay the price of this sort of war [with Russia over Crimea], which can involve a nuclear conflict and a third world war. Only the Kiev Junta, with its team of adventurous far-right and low-level politicians can dream of this sort of military aggression”, MoD experts in this report state that the continued aggressive war actions by the US and EU, combined with the continued demonization of President Putin and Russia people in the Western press, seems to prove they do, indeed, want nothing but total war.
And with Special Assistant to the US President Celeste Wallander stating earlier today that President Obama was “well aware” of President Putin’s nuclear war threat, this MoD report chillingly concludes, the West has still failed to assure the Federation that Prime Minister Cameron will be removed from office, or even more dangerously, that they will be able to stop this total war at all.
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