Shoigu told why NATO countries do not participate in ARMI
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu explained why the armies of the NATO countries do not participate in the Army international games (ARMI).
“There are a lot of risks right there. If your equipment is worse, tomorrow you will be worse in selling it, ”the minister said in an interview with the Zvezda TV channel.
He also noted that "political considerations, of course, are present."
According to Shoigu, the Russian side would be glad to see the NATO countries at ARMI-2019. At the same time, he added that Russia “has slightly different goals and objectives.”
Earlier, the solemn opening ceremony of the International Army Games - 2019 was held in the Patriot park near Moscow.
From 3 to 17 August, servicemen from 39 countries compete in the territories of ten states in 32 disciplines, including Tank Biathlon, Aviadarts, Apt Shooter and others.