"We want to send a clear message to any potential adversaries that NATO is there to protect all allies against any threat," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
This is the first time Belarus has joined Russia and Serbia for their annual military drills, which will feature some of Moscow's new military equipment.
Russia has added over a dozen new submarines to its ranks since annexing Crimea.
Bureaucracy, aging infrastructure and incompatible equipment are plaguing the U.S. and NATO's ability to reach parts of Europe eyed by Russia.
President Donald Trump's national security adviser sharply criticized the Russian president in the past.
Russian submarines are more active in Europe than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Admiral James Foggo said.
The U.S.-led NATO Western military alliance and Russia accused each other of fueling the Cold War–like crisis across Europe.
The news comes during a period of heightened tensions between Russia and NATO. Moscow's neighbors have expressed concern about Russia in the wake of the 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, as well as Moscow's support for pro-Russian separatists fighting in Ukraine.
Oslo announced this week that it would ask the U.S. to substantially increase the number of Marines it stations in Norway.
Russia has consistently denied any efforts to disseminate "fake news" to impact foreign nations.
Tensions are rising between NATO and Russia.
There will be plenty for world leaders to tell Donald Trump at the upcoming G7 summit in Canada.
Secretary James Mattis is pushing for NATO to establish 30 land battalions, 30 air fighter squadrons, and 30 navy ships, including destroyers, to be ready to launch a fight against Russia.
America is leading a drill with 18 other nations in Europe's northeast.
Soros said Trump is putting "pressure of unpredictable force" on Europe.
"This of course in no way creates security and stability on the continent," a Kremlin spokesman said of Poland's offer to pay for a permanent U.S. presence.
Retired four-star U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said Russia's armed forces "quickly eliminate imperfections."
Russian warships and submarines don't only target ISIS and other Syrian insurgents, but also provide a cover against NATO's southern flank in Europe.
As tensions ratcheted up between Russia and the West, NATO members were increasingly preparing for the worst.
Relations have deteriorated between Russia and the West since the Kremlin annexed Crimea in 2014.
The decision to purchase new weapons, particularly a missile defense system, will not be received warmly by Moscow.
The tests come as Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed new nuclear missiles and Moscow's relationship with the West took another major blow.
"We know that the Russians are involved," claimed Gen. John Nicholson.