The Pentagon commented on the exercises in Germany with Russian-speaking extras


The exercises of the US troops stationed in Germany with the participation of “Russian-speaking extras” are not a preparation for any actions, RIA Novosti spokesman Chris Bradley, the official representative of the Joint Multinational Training Center for Military Personnel in Germany.

Earlier in the German recruitment agency Optronic HR confirmed that they are looking for Russian-speaking extras for US military exercises in Germany. The daily remuneration is from 88 to 120 euros, the exercises will be held within two weeks. In parallel with the Russian-speaking extras, a set of people with knowledge of Polish or Czech languages ​​is being conducted. In the explanation on the agency’s website it is said, the statisticians are needed “for role-playing games in the training exercises of the US Army.” With their help, “the civilian population will be represented in the regions affected by the crisis, thus a scenario of military exercises for military personnel, and, accordingly, optimal preparation for their foreign missions, will be reached,” it was reported.

“In our center, we try to train servicemen in the most realistic ways to ensure that they can act in many different situations,” he said, commenting on the appearance on the official website of Berlin of the search for Russian-speaking extras to participate in the exercises that will be held from April 26 at the Hohenefels training ground near Nuremberg.

He noted that “these scenarios are not preparation for anything, but they are aimed at ensuring that US soldiers and allies are ready to solve the entire range of problems that they may face in the world.”

Bradley recalled that “the US military and its allies are preparing at this training ground since 1952”. “In a situation where the world has changed, we have changed the focus of our training: 1,250 people from Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Latvia, the Netherlands and Slovenia participated in the most recent exercises,” he said.

According to him, “the presence of people speaking different languages, as well as various allies participating in the exercises, ensures the complexity of the scenarios.