May 18, 2013
UK says military exercises on Malvinas are 'routine'
The British government assured that the military exercises scheduled to be carried out in the Malvinas Islands tomorrow are “routine.” The move has been rejected by the local Government.
A spokesman for the British Defence Ministry reacted to Argentina’s condemnation of the exercises scheduled to take place between the 8th and the 19th of October.
The spokesman said it is just a routine exercise, carried out once a year and part of the “defensive military presence of British troops on the Malvinas.”
The ministry’s reaction comes after the local Foreign Ministry filed a formal protest before the British embassy and denounced that the military maneuvers “constitute a flagrant contradiction to the calls by the international community to try and solved the Malvinas controversy in a peaceful way.”