5,000 Military Servicemen to Take Part in Norway Drills Near Russian Border

Roughly 5,000 servicemen and 400 units of military equipment will be involved in the “Joint Viking” exercises that kick off on Monday in the north of Norway, not far from the Russian border as tensions continue to mound in that region. According to reports these drills are the largest to take place in the region since 1967, Lt. Col. Aleksander Jankov, a spokesman for the Norwegian Armed Forces, said in an interview with Nordlys, a local newspaper, adding that all types of weapons will be used in the exercises. FULL REPORT