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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia in NATO Drills

Russian and NATO naval forces will participate in historic maneuvers off the north Norwegian coast next month, to practice embargo enforcement, search and rescue.

One purpose of the March 21-25 maneuvers is to prepare for possible joint United Nations operations at sea, Lieutenant Colonel John Espen Lien, of NATO's Northern Norway Command, said Wednesday.

Many NATO maneuvers were practice sessions for fighting against Russia and its Warsaw Pact allies.