Russia to counter September US-led joint military drill in West Ukraine with large-scale 4,000 personnel rocket drill

by The Daily Lede

Russia plans to hold large-scale strategic rocket drills involving 4,000 personnel and 400 pieces of hardware in September coinciding with a joint US, EU, Ukraine exercise involving 1,000 troops, Russian Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

Code-named “Rapid Trident”, roughly 200 US military personnel will be involved in the exercises, along with 1,100 participants from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Britain, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, and Spain.

No further details regarding the Russian military drills were given.