Putin Reviews War Games, Says More Drills Will Come

March 24, 2015 6:28 PM

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says a massive military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year.

Last week's maneuvers across Russia, from the Arctic to the Black Sea, involved 80,000 troops, about 100 navy ships and more than 220 aircraft. The war games come amid a spike in tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

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