NATO announced a “rapid rebirth” of the Russian army
Analyst research division of the NATO’s Diego Ruiz Palmer has prepared a report stating that in 2009 the Russian army is experiencing a period of “rapid regeneration”.
As reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the report, it said that the Russian army is preparing to conduct new forms of warfare, including hybrid warfare.
NATO expert, said that Russia pays great attention to the development and improvement of training traditional military means, and now is “the only country in Europe” capable of conducting unannounced exercises and engage in training of this combination of forces and resources consisting of 60 thousand people.
The Stockholm international Institute for peace studies (SIPRI) in early may reported that Russia in 2017 for the first time in 19 years of reduced defense spending. According to experts, the cost of the army in Russia last year decreased by 20% in dollar terms and amounted to $66.3 billion