Military personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it participates in a Nato exercise off the coast of Portugal. Photo: Reuters Military personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it participates in a Nato exercise off the coast of Portugal. Photo: Reuters
Military personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it participates in a Nato exercise off the coast of Portugal. Photo: Reuters
Russia

9,000 Nato troops from 20 nations hold war games amid simmering tensions with Russia

  • The Steadfast Defender 2021 drills are aimed at simulating the 30-nation military organisation’s response to an attack on any one of its members
  • Top Nato brass insist that the exercises are not aimed at Russia specifically, but they focus on the Black Sea region

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Military personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it participates in a Nato exercise off the coast of Portugal. Photo: Reuters Military personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it participates in a Nato exercise off the coast of Portugal. Photo: Reuters
Military personnel on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it participates in a Nato exercise off the coast of Portugal. Photo: Reuters
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