Check out these photos of the US military drills in Europe that have Russia spooked
Daniel BrownJun 21, 2018, 02:54 IST
Multinational soldiers sit on top of military vehicles and equipment to watch culmination training exercise of Saber Strike 18 at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 15, 2018.Michigan Army National Guard
The US-led multi-national military exercise known as Saber Strike 2018, which a Kremlin spokesman said "Moscow always closely tracks," finished up this week.
"Saber Strike is the platform to validate our collective capability to rapidly respond to and reinforce Allies in a time of crisis," according to a US Army statement. "This exercise will facilitate unmatched cooperation between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and 17 additional participating allied and partner militaries."
Saber Strike 2018 was held between June 3 and June 15 in multiple Eastern European and Baltic countries, and the key "training events of the exercise included an air assault operation in Lithuania, a convoy of the US 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Germany to Latvia, and multiple bridge and river crossings," according to NATO.