The Swedish National Defense Research Institute (FOI) stated that the Russian army is being prepared for participation in large-scale military requirements. They came to this opinion analyzing the military exercises conducted in Russia from 2009-2017.
The experts note that the Russian Federation armed forces, which had previously been involved only in local conflicts began to prepare for continuous regional wars starting back in 2009.
According to FOI, Russia considers NATO or the Chinese army as possible adversaries.
The authors of the report also point out that in recent years the Russian army had increased combat readiness. “Russia is ready to use military methods. It is important to understand how this can happen in the worst case scenario. Military exercises give us an idea about this,” said the lead expert Juhan Nurberg.