As announced on February 22,
U.S. Department of Defense has not disregarded the recent test combat readiness of the armed forces of Russia, touching, particularly nuclear weapons, but officially say they do not see this as a cause for concern, said Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Wesley Miller.
At the same time, as reported Tuesday net publication Washington Free Beacon, he declined to say whether the known American military authorities that during the event the Russian side, equipped with nuclear weapons have been put on high alert. "We do not comment on matters related to the exploration," — said Miller.
Washington Free Beacon, which has good links to the U.S. intelligence services, said that Miller tried to "downplay the significance of" large-scale maneuvers conducted in Russia on the eve of the Day of Defender of the Fatherland in the period from 17 to 21 February.
In fact, "the teachings have caused concern in the Pentagon and the European Command of the armed forces of the United States, as were the largest of its kind in the last 20 years, and during them Russian nuclear forces were put on high alert," notes the Washington publication with reference to U.S. officials, according to ITAR-TASS.