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Russia Begins Major Air Force Exercise

Hundreds of Russian warplanes and thousands of troops began a major military exercise Tuesday, coinciding with Arctic maneuvers by NATO forces. The separate exercises come at a time of increased tensions between Russia and the West. Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Russia has committed 12,000 troops, up to 250 military jets and hundreds of other weapons to this week's "tactical exercises." Russian media accounts said the maneuvers were meant to simulate the military...

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