In the spring of 2024, NATO is going to hold large-scale military exercises that will be the largest since the end of the Cold War, The Financial Times reports.
According to information published in the Financial Times, the exercise called "Steadfast Defender" is scheduled for February-March and will take place in Germany, Poland, and the Baltic states. About 41,000 military personnel, more than 50 ships, and up to 700 sorties are expected to take part in the events.
The purpose of these exercises, according to the publication, is to test NATO's readiness to repel a potential invasion by Russia. It is planned to increase the frequency of such maneuvers, holding them twice a year, instead of the previous annual practice.