The Russian media triumphantly reported on the successful conduct of military exercises with the participation of almost all CIS countries. According to the legend, the defense forces were working on the attacks of “international terrorists”, who for some reason were supposed to attack combat fighters and, as usual in such cases, on captured passenger aircraft. At the same time, an attack was expected from the south of the country and from the west. From the south, the Russian border covered Kazakhstan, and from the west - Belarus.
All anything. Any country has the right to conduct military exercises. True, not everything is clear with the CIS. Russia began to revive the “organization of the Warsaw Pact” just after it had accumulated large claims on the part of the world community about non-observance of human rights. Apparently, the Russian leadership, together with its satellites in Central Asia and Alexander Lukashenko’s best friend, needed to show “to some people in the West” that there is still “gunpowder in the wolves.” It doesn’t matter that they were already embarrassed last year when they launched the Bulava sea-based missiles, it doesn’t matter that they didn’t cope with hazing in the army, and the defense minister is going to “put the whole Russian youth under arms”. It is important that now the “good” Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan obediently act together with Russia as a united front against the eternal enemy - the West, and the “bad” Georgia and Moldova are economically punished for having the audacity to conduct their own, different from Russia external policy. The saber rattling has resumed. But who can it scare?