UK intelligence: Russian International Army Games will not take place in 2023

UK intelligence: Russian International Army Games will not take place in 2023
# 28 April 2023 12:37 (UTC +04:00)

"Last week, Russian media reported that the annual Russian International Army Games will not take place in 2023. Pitched as the ‘War Olympics’, the games have symbolised Russia’s attempt to re-establish the military at the heart of popular culture," notes Intelligence Service of Ministry of Defense of UK, APA reports.

"The festival-like event is particularly known for the Tank Biathlon.

Russia has likely cancelled the games mainly because it is concerned the event would be seen as frivolous in wartime.

There is also a realistic possibility that due to losses in Ukraine, the Russian MOD is concerned a shortage of tanks, tank crews and other skilled personnel will risk the Russian team’s usual domination of the medals table," it was added.

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