RUSSIAN TV for the first time has offered a glimpse into the training of elite special unit forces as they stormed a mock-up building and engaged with “terrorists”.
To complicate the exercise, sirens were blaring while red and blue lights flashed to ensure that they can effectively operate in high-stress situations in real life emergencies.
Russia has been more open about their military and missile capabilities as international tensions have been rising with the US and Ukraine over the past few weeks.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has suggested Russia would develop intermediate-range nuclear arms in response to the US exiting a key Soviet-era arms control agreement.
Mr Putin said: “It seems our American partners think they should have such arms.
“What will our response be? Simple. We’re going to do the same.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last Tuesday the US would suspend its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty within 60 days, over what it describes as Russian “non-compliance”.
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