Der Spiegel says that the German side was shocked by the statements of the Russian Army spokesman, who aggressively announced the manoeuvres of armoured units, helicopters and fighter planes aimed at "destroying terrorists".
Der Spiegel explains that the German-Russian brotherhood of arms, arouses in Poland and Baltic states bad memories, which comes from the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in 1939 and the partitioning of the territories of the states between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
The German Ministry of Defence claims that the manoeuvres will take place with a year delay - in 2014.
The cooperation between Bundeshwer and the Russian Army has lasted since 2006. At Mulino near Nizhniy Novgorod on the Volga, the German armaments concern Rheinmetall is building the new Russian Federation army training centre equipped with the live combat simulation system.
During Gerhard Schroeder government (1998-2005), which was conducting the "partnership for modernization" of Russia, the cooperation between Moscow and Berlin was strengthened significantly. Recently, more and more often Russia is criticized, especially because of breaking human rights in the country.
Russian Army gain access to German know-how on training methods
The IV Partition of Poland, September 17-th, 1939