NATO not to change military exercise plans

CNC
Added On November 1, 2018

NATO is carrying out its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War.
 
Russia has announced it will test missiles later this week in nearby international waters, however NATO has said it will continue to carry out its own military exercise as planned.
 
On Tuesday, a NATO press conference was held before an exercise demonstration near central Norway. At the conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO was notified last week about the planned Russian missile test in nearby international waters.
 
He also said NATO will not change the plans of its exercise and that he expected Russian forces to behave in a responsible way. 
 
Russian aviation authorities have also informed Norway's civil airport operator Avinor of the missile test that will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of November.
 
Stoltenberg said NATO will monitor what Russia does closely. However, he pointed out that Russia is operating in international waters and it has notified NATO in the normal way.
 
NATO's hour-long joint demonstration took place on Tuesday. It included various military scenarios and was part of the Trident Juncture 2018 exercise, which involves around 50,000 participants from all 29 NATO member nations, as well as its partners Sweden and Finland.
 
Russia has said the NATO drills in Northern Europe, which run from October 25th to November 7th, are obviously anti-Russian and lead to the deterioration of the military and political situation in the region.