Russia Launches Major Military Drills Set to Rattle Kiev

Russia Launches Major Military Drills Set to Rattle Kiev

Russia on Monday launched large-scale military drills on Ukraine's eastern border and around the Crimean peninsula, in the latest exercises set to rattle Kiev and the West. The defence ministry said 12,500 servicemen are taking part in the drills across its southern military region, which encompasses Russia's volatile North Caucasus and the annexed Crimea region. The Russian navy in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea are taking part in the exercises, the ministry said, adding that planes and weaponry are also being used in the exercises.

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