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Reacting to Russia’s imposition of limits on Open Skies flights over Kaliningrad, Russia’s exclave along the Baltic Sea, U.S. officials now will limit flights over Hawaii to no more than 900 kilometers at a time.
Poland has also shut down its airspace near Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave on its northern border.
Previously, European officials have been frustrated in attempts to find out what sort of missiles are parked in the Russian semi-exclave of Kaliningrad, or whether Russian nuclear submarines in the Baltic Sea are carrying warheads.
Before the exercise, Russia said the drills would involve fewer than 13,000 troops engaged in a counterterrorism scenario in Belarus, the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, the Baltic Sea region and around St. Petersburg.
On September 14, Russia and Belarus launched a massive military exercise along their western borders and in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Land, sea and air units will be taking part in war games across a huge area encompassing western Russia, Belarus, the Baltic Sea and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Russia responded by stationing more strategic missiles and other forces in Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea where many of the Zapad drills will be held.
Cabinda, the exclave where much of Angola’s oil is produced, is separated from the mainland by a strip of Congo.
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Did You Know?
You probably won't be surprised to learn that the key to "exclave" is found in "enclave." "Enclave" itself ultimately derives from the Latin word for "key," which is "clavis." It was adopted in the mid-19th century from Middle French enclaver ("to enclose"), which in turn derives (through Vulgar Latin) from in- and clavis. "Exclave" was formed about twenty years later by combining the prefix ex- and the "-clave" of "enclave." Other "clavis" descendants in English include "autoclave," "clavicle," "conclave," and "clavichord" ("an early keyboard instrument in use before the piano").
Origin and Etymology of exclave
First Known Use: 1888See Words from the same year
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