August 4, 2014
Russia’s defence ministry has announced it is holding military exercises this week involving 100 aircraft in the west of the country near the Ukraine border.
A spokesman said fighter jets, helicopters and the latest bombers would take part in the operation.
Every time Russia announces a new round of military exercises it is seen as a show of strength in the conflict with Ukraine, a BBC correspondent says.
Ukraine says it is gaining ground against rebels in the country’s east.
This article was posted: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:21 am