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Russian special forces staged a mock invasion of an island in the Gulf of Finland just days before President Donald Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital.
This exercise comes amid increasing concern from many European countries about Russian aggression in the region in the wake of the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Meanwhile, as Trump prepares to meet Putin, some NATO member states seem to be concerned he’s too soft on the Russian leader and doesn’t really value the historic alliance.
Trump is scheduled to meet with Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Russian special forces staged a mock invasion of an island in the Gulf of Finland just days before President Donald Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital.

The Russian forces parachuted onto the island of Gogland, which is part of Russia but located roughly 70 miles from Helsinki, from a Mi-8AMTSH helicopter at an altitude of 2,500 meters. The soldiers used satellite equipment to steer themselves to the landing site, according to a July 10 press release from the Russian Defense Ministry.

Once on the ground, the Russian forces camouflaged their parachutes …read more


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