U.S. Marines during a NATO exercise.
MOSCOW, 5 Dec – the Ministry of defense at the request of Russia lowered the intensity of NATO exercises near Russian borders at the time of the world Cup, said Wednesday foreign military attaches chief of the General staff army General Valery Gerasimov.
According to him, this was a positive example of military cooperation between Russia and the United States. Emergency communication channels with the Pentagon and the military of several other countries organized in the framework of agreements on the prevention of incidents at sea and in the air.
“A positive example of such interaction was a positive response US Department of defense on the request to reduce the intensity of operational and combat training of NATO near the Russian borders in the period of world football championship,” — said Gerasimov.