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In the Baltic countries, near Russia, the French army at the forefront of Allied deterrence


REPORT - In its logic of arm wrestling with NATO, Moscow denounces the Allied military presence in the former Soviet Republics and the exercises that are conducted there. On the contrary, the Allies recall the purely defensive vocation of NATO.

Special Envoy to Adazi

The "trunk of death" waits, head upside down, crouching in a hill. The Leclerc tank, which bears its baptismal nickname on the side, pointed the turret of its 120 mm gun towards the “front line”. But the machine is ready to start, forward in the other direction, to fall back or change location. Mobility is its guarantee of survival to escape a possible artillery fire. The latest generation shells, as the Russian army has, are able to refine their trajectory within a radius of 300 meters to hit their target. So the light armored vehicle (LAV) that accompanies it quickly and discreetly paces the surroundings to locate, on a terrain where snow and earth mingle, conifers and skeletal birches, treacherous expanses of icy water and roads forestry,the next positions to take. Outside, the temperature is below zero and the sky is clear. The day before, the slaps of the gusts of…

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Source: lefigaro

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