Russia Starts the Biggest Military Maneuvers In Its History

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Some 300,000 Russian soldiers, accompanied by several thousand troops from China and Mongolia will test their skills in various theatres of operations

Russia began, near the border with China, the largest military maneuvers in its history, “Vostok 2018”, which take place amid great tensions with the West and on the eve of a more than likely escalation of the conflict in Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who put the troops in the central and eastern military districts involved in “Vostok 2018″ on alert in August, will personally supervise the march of the exercises after meeting yesterday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Vladivostok

Some 300,000 Russian soldiers, accompanied by several thousand troops of the People’s Liberation Army of China and the Mongolian Armed Forces, will test their skills in various theatres of operations during the coming days.

The Minister of Defense of Russia, Sergei Shoigú, estimated in 36 thousand tanks and other military vehicles that have been deployed in this region of Eastern Siberia, but also in the Russian Far East, territory that borders both the Asian giant and Korea. from North.

” Vostok 2018″, in which some thousand planes also take part, will also pass in the seas of Okhotsk , Bering and Japan, although in an attempt to reassure Tokyo, Russia has already said that the defence of the Kuril Islands (in dispute between Russia and Japan) is not in the program of those exercises.

Russia Starts the Biggest Military Maneuvers In Its History

The tests will “increase the level of skill of the troops on land, sea and air, and test the actions of the groupings located in the east of the country and in the important naval districts from the operational point of view,” according to the minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú.

 

Source: InformadorMX