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Russia ramps up war preparation as fighter jets and naval vessels swoop on Black Sea

He explained: “And now let us see where the NATO military infrastructure is: it is located right near to our borders while missile defence systems have been deployed in Romania and Poland and they can be easily employed, considering that MK-41 launchers stationed there can operate as strike complexes.

“It is just a matter of several minutes to change the software.”

Russia staged similar exercises earlier this month with two US warships, the flagship, command ship USS Mount Whitney and the guided missile destroyer USS Porter, in close proximity.

Ukraine, meanwhile, which has likewise accused Russia of massing troops nearby and claims Belarus could send migrants over its borders, launched an operation on Wednesday to strengthen its frontier, including military drills for anti-tank and airborne units.