November 3, 2018  |  Updated November 7, 2018

Russian Military Budget Cuts Are No Olive Branch

By Polygraph
NORWAY -- German soldiers are pictured at a static display during the Trident Juncture 2018, a NATO-led military exercise, in Trondheim, October 30, 2018

With the NATO’s month-long Trident Juncture 18 exercise kicking off last week, Russian media have tried to paint the war games, involving 50,000 troops from 31 countries, as an act of aggression.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said: “NATO’s military activities near our borders have reached the highest level since the Cold War times,” adding the drills were intended to simulate “offensive military action.”

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