FP: Russia exposed the entire western border, withdrawing about 80% of the troops


Since Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine, Moscow has been moving forces from its bases in the northwest of the country to close the “holes” on the front where the Russian Armed Forces are fighting against the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This is reported by reporters Robbie Gramer and Jack Detch in the American magazine Foreign Policy, citing military data from Europe and the United States.


Of the original roughly 30 Russian troops that once confronted Latvia, Estonia and southern Finland, 80% of the initial roughly XNUMX Russian troops that once confronted Latvia, Estonia, and southern Finland, say XNUMX% have been transferred to Ukrainian territory, according to three senior representatives of the Nordic defense ministries in the region. At present, Russia in this direction has only the backbone of forces, which was once its densest concentration of troops in front of NATO borders.

The reduction that we have seen in this region over the past seven months is very significant. Russia has had ground forces like this for decades that have now virtually disappeared.

- said one of the sources.

The interlocutor pointed out that Russia's air power in the region had not changed and that the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy, the pearl of the Russian fleet based on the Kola Peninsula, remained relatively untouched. At the same time, Russia is transferring another high-tech military machinery, including S-300 systems and missiles for them, from this region to Ukraine along with their ground forces. According to satellite imagesAccording to the Finnish publication Yle, Russia appears to have removed several of these air defense systems from its air defense ring around St. Petersburg, one of Russia's largest cities, which lies close to Finland and Estonia. For example, one area of ​​their base, where the 500th anti-aircraft missile regiment is deployed, looks completely abandoned.

In fact, Russia has exposed the entire western border, withdrawing a significant part of the troops in order to feed the ongoing NVO in Ukraine. But Finland and the Baltic states remain suspicious of Moscow's long-term plans.

Now in the countries of Northern Europe they are wondering how and when Moscow will be able to restore its military potential on this flank of NATO. This is especially true, since Finland and Sweden should soon become part of the alliance. Turkey and Hungary remain the only countries that have not yet ratified the bloc's expansion.

Current and former representatives of the US and European Departments of Defense who spoke with the FP are confident that Russia remains a long-term threat to the region, especially to the Baltic states. They expect Moscow to restore its military strength in the Russian Western Military District in the long term, regardless of how events in Ukraine develop, the media concluded.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 29 September 2022 10: 14
    +7
    Think it's a problem.
    It is enough for Russia to declare at the highest level that in the event of an attempt to take military action against Russia from the territory of the Baltic countries, a retaliatory nuclear strike will be immediately delivered to the capitals of these states.
    And let them live with it.
    1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
      Shmurzik (Seymslav) 29 September 2022 20: 22
      -2
      "Congenially Kitty" ... Naturally, I put the biggest plus! ... Have you ever thought about how many people will rush to create their own nuclear weapons after such statements from a state that already has nuclear weapons, which is one of the founders of the Non-Proliferation Treaty ..., moreover still trying to refer to him?
      Answer me: - How many states are within walking distance from the possibility of having nuclear weapons, but despite such trio wisdom from one of the founding fathers of this agreement, who are trying to adhere to this agreement ?????
    2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 September 2022 22: 05
      -1
      And let them live with it.

      They will not only live, but fight. Their owner across the ocean is not afraid for himself, but he does not care about them. Europe will not rise against its leadership - the media, subordinate to the Americans, have done all the necessary work. And they continue in the same spirit. The harder we hit, the more united they will be around their leadership. The Anglo-Saxons in their history of managing other peoples have repeatedly checked and worked out all this. We see only four actions, and for them this is higher mathematics and subtle matters.
      1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
        Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 September 2022 22: 28
        -2
        To threaten, and if he does not obey, then it is not necessary to beat them, but the owner across the ocean. Only this way and nothing else!
        1. ja.net.1975 Offline ja.net.1975
          ja.net.1975 1 October 2022 23: 42
          -1
          the owner is one for all and only he decides who to beat, and who to be beaten !!!
          1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
            Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 October 2022 04: 31
            -1
            All - this is so far his and your dreams. Man proposes, God disposes
    3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 September 2022 22: 40
      -2
      As for the exposure itself, I think that this is the "laying" of the fifth column in power for the upcoming opening of the theater in St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad. After the sabotage on the gas pipelines, it becomes clear that the Anglo-Saxons are planning to bring Europe to war with us this winter. Next - sabotage at nuclear power plants, the official entry into the war of NATO, then immediately the opening of these theaters. Perhaps by this time, Japan will also mature.
      For the NATO countries, with our own hands on our territory, the Anglo-Saxons prepared an appetizing "bait" and laid the foundation for their future success. We tried.
      It is necessary to tear the channel of control of Russia by the Anglo-Saxons, before it is too late, and force them to retreat with strategic nuclear weapons. For all positions
      1. Grancer81 Offline Grancer81
        Grancer81 (Grencer81) 6 October 2022 05: 11
        0
        Japan will always look back at China, with which it has an unfinished territorial dispute ...
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  3. ChopChop Offline ChopChop
    ChopChop 29 September 2022 11: 44
    +4
    That's what you ran into nuclear weapons. What objects to hit? By concentrations of troops? So if they enter our territory, then it means our territory. And besides, there will be no large human masses and concentration of technology. With their level of management and coordination, they will go in small groups. It remains only in the USA. Although nuclear weapons are like that gun in the play that hangs on the wall, and someday it will definitely fire.
    1. oberon2000oberon (Evgeny Tikhonov) 29 September 2022 12: 22
      +3
      According to the capitals and cities of the attacked countries and the countries from whose territory the attack occurred. That is the main limiting factor.
    2. Amper Offline Amper
      Amper (Vlad) 30 September 2022 09: 57
      +2
      That's why the gun hangs to shoot. No will to pull the trigger? Turn it in and hang a pink, no, rainbow bow in its place. love The democratic authorities of geyropy and shsha will come and explain what will happen next. bully
    3. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
      Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 30 September 2022 19: 07
      0
      However, you are wrong. Enemy forces entered our territory, and a large mushroom grew behind their backs and the country (countries) for which they fought - no more! Guess from one time - what will they do next and where will they get the resources to develop success?
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 September 2022 12: 23
    +5
    Once naked, it means not afraid.
    Then all past media statements - they just dream of attacking - look .... implausible
  5. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 29 September 2022 12: 38
    0
    Even if it is, what is the problem? Putin said that if Russia is threatened by an enemy (any), and encroaches on the integrity of the territory, he will receive a response in the form of a nuclear strike. What changed? Only one thing - the speed of applying such a blow has increased. If the border troops could resist, delaying the time of retribution, now this will happen immediately.
    1. Amper Offline Amper
      Amper (Vlad) 30 September 2022 09: 59
      +4
      Just listen to our talker, he has long been confused in the red lines, he won’t reach the button laughing
      1. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
        alexandre II (Alexander) 30 September 2022 14: 00
        0
        He is like Humpbacked, he also drew red lines in Karabakh, kept threatening, but it’s no use, they are still cutting each other ...
  6. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 29 September 2022 12: 51
    +1
    Quote from ChopChop
    That's what you ran into nuclear weapons. What objects to hit? By concentrations of troops? So if they enter our territory, then it means our territory. And besides, there will be no large human masses and concentration of technology. With their level of management and coordination, they will go in small groups. It remains only in the USA. Although nuclear weapons are like that gun in the play that hangs on the wall, and someday it will definitely fire.

    We have enough tactical nuclear weapons for everything. And for the troops, and for the capitals. Russia is many times superior both in the total number of charges and in the total power of all the EU combined.
    1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
      Shmurzik (Seymslav) 29 September 2022 20: 28
      0
      Quote: dub0vitsky
      We have enough tactical nuclear weapons for everything. And for the troops, and for the capitals. Russia is many times superior both in the total number of charges and in the total power of all the EU combined.

      Vaughn how!? ... But as for me, what is a control in the head, what is a full store in the back of the head ... - horseradish radish is not sweeter in any way!
      1. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
        Grei grin (Gray Grin) 3 October 2022 19: 42
        0
        Well, we’ll go to heaven, it’s declared at the highest level!
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  8. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 3 October 2022 19: 41
    0
    I would say, but I'd rather not!
  9. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 5 October 2022 21: 23
    0
    Do not piss Chukhons ... Iskanders and Calibers are enough for all of you ...