Seems like you need the education here! You got the same problem as the generals and the spooks in Washington, who call all US military aggressions "defensive." When NATO exercises are carried out from Norway thru the Baltic States, East Germany and down to the Black Sea naval operations, it's a sick joke to pretend like the most recent MSM propaganda did with their headlines that a massive NATO exercise involving 31 nations (3 more than actual NATO members) from the Norway-Russian border on south was "defensive" to "prevent" a Russian invasion! We were told the exact same crap about the Soviet "threat" all through the Cold War era by McNamara and other Neocons who always ginned up the notion that the Soviet tanks were going to come rolling through Germany at any second. Anyone who was stationed at one of the bases in the former West Germany knew full well that the massive Soviet tank drive would be met with an aerial assault from NATO...which might include mini-nukes the Carter Admin were calling "neutron bombs" back then. It didn't make anyone stationed in Germany or the locals for that matter feel any better that we would be immediately wiped out if or when the Soviet invasion ever happened. It's likely for this reason that the peace movements demanding a 'detente' and an end to hostile threats began in Germany, and made US war planners keep negotiating treaties....which I think Obama and Trump have entirely scrapped by now..... but back then, a lot of Germans...who were seeing their lives become better and more prosperous, were getting sick and tired of having the nuclear 'sword of Damocles' hanging over their heads!The endless practice invasions NATO troops carry out on Russia's borders....
Please educate yourself. The exercises are defensive, in response to a Russian attack, an attack that the Russians probably would win.
And when the Soviet Union began to breakup, even when the Soviets were being bankrupted by a sharp drop in oil prices and production and costs of maintaining its military, the reformer - Gorbachev still resisted letting the Baltic States leave the Soviet Union, after letting East Germany go and be absorbed by the capitalist West. To facilitate a smooth transfer of power in the East Bloc states, George HW Bush made a promise to Gorbachev that NATO would not be expanded east or set up bases in former Soviet states. And as history tells us, that promise was broken as soon as Bill Clinton became president and was told it would make him look stronger and very popular in Europe if he scrapped that unneeded deal with Moscow and went ahead with NATO expansion.
And, here we are today, with NATO conducting military exercises all along Russia's borders....exercises that include offensive weapons like tanks and amphibious assault landing crafts! And yet the programming they give their media...like the New York Times is to call them 'defensive' operations to protect Europe from a Russian invasion! For obvious reasons, with all this shit going on along its borders, the Russians have to add to their sets of bases and conduct military exercises ON THEIR OWN TERRITORY! to protect against a conventional land, air and sea invasion from the west....again!
This is the perspective you have if you just step back and look at how the picture appears to someone on the other side of an imaginary line. This is no different than what the Iranians are going through right now, as we hear endlessly about Iranian aggression from a host of nations like Israel and the US who spent the last several decades bombing and invading a number of nations! There are a string of US bases all along Iran's borders from the west, the gulf, and along the east, and yet we're told that Iran is the problem!
*fwiw one of the reasons why I never use the terms 'defense' 'Defense Dept.' etc. is because for the entire length of America's history it was more honestly titled the WAR Dept.! For the simple reason that wars used to be launched with a declaration of war by the president- authorized by congress. But, once the propaganda term "defense" was inserted, all of a sudden, America isn't declaring war on anyone! Just taking proactive defensive measures as it prevents 'dominoes' from falling in Korea, Latin America, Greece, Italy, Vietnam etc., launches fully clandestine CIA dirty wars in the 70's fueled with the profits from narco-trafficking operations in Columbia and Central America, and ever since the Rwandan Genocide was seized upon dishonestly as an example of what happens when America doesn't send its military forces in....all of a sudden we have a "Responsibility To Protect;" a label that justifies destroying any non-compliant governments through sanctions (economic blockade), bombing and having evil proxies like the Sauds and Gulf allies send in their worst murderers....making sure that their your propaganda ministry has set in place a series of NGO's to create and distribute propaganda on behalf of the "liberators." If things go bad....as they have with each and every regime change op so far, you already have new regime change targets that your NGO's have created propaganda to justify using that R2P doctrine again! And nobody it seems...not MSM and worse: not even the so called independent media ever seems to go back and investigate what happened to regime changes of the past or even bother to connect the obvious dots from regime change disasters to anarchy and mass refugee migrations that Europeans and Americans complain about after causing them to happen!