Russia practises repelling enemy air strike near Western border - Ifax

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Russia practises repelling enemy air strike near Western border - Ifax

<div> <p><span class="caps">MOSCOW</span> – Russian forces have held a military exercise to practise repelling a massive air strike by an adversary, Interfax cited Russia’s Western Military District as saying on Monday, amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Kyiv’s <span class="caps">NATO</span> ambitions.</p> <p>About 1,000 troops took part in the operation, Interfax reported. </p> <p>Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops at staging posts close to Ukraine and demanded that its southern neighbour not be admitted to <span class="caps">NATO</span> and that no offensive weapons be deployed there or in other neighbouring countries. </p> <p>Some troops have started returning to permanent bases after drills near Ukraine.</p> <p/> </div>