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“Kavkaz 2016:” The Next Test of Russia’s Armed Forces
“Kavkaz 2016:” The Next Test of Russia’s Armed Forces

Author(s): Anna Maria Dyner
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: armed forces; Russia; Security
Summary/Abstract: The military exercise “Kavkaz 2016” was the most important test this year of the combat readiness of the Russian Armed Forces. The scenarios carried out in recent months by Russia and Collective Security Treaty Organisation members included a clear political message addressed to neighbouring countries (namely Ukraine) and NATO members, evidenced by the location and scale of the manoeuvres. In “Kavkaz 2016,” the Russians demonstrated their ability to defend their hold on Crimea, occupied since 2014.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English