The documents state the exercises, code-named "West", were officially classified as "defensive" but many of the operations appeared to have an offensive nature.
The Russian air force practised using weapons from its nuclear arsenal, while in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, which neighbours Poland, Red Army forces stormed a "Polish" beach and attacked a gas pipeline.
The operation also involved the simulated suppression of an uprising by a national minority in Belarus â the country has a significant Polish population which has a strained relationship with authoritarian government of Belarus.
According to the project, in conflict situations the Russian armyâs actions would consist of four steps. At first, itâll lead the information war. Then offer the enemy a peace treaty at the early stage of conflict. If these measures wonât help the third step, which is a full scale use of force, will be inevitable. And step four would be reestablishment of relation with the enemy after the conflict.
So the first stage will be to cut-off their internet and lauch a few denial of service attacks (ulp! given the amount of spam I get from .ru, I think Stage 1 is underway).
If that doesn't work, 'full scale' use of force - no more of this pissing around with a couple of divisions - and then 're-establish relations' afterwards (sounds like Ivan wants his WP back as much as we want our SLRs )