Russian Federation to Hold Largest Military Exercises in almost 4 Decades
14 September, 2018, 03:05 | Author: Carlos George
Vostok 2018 is the largest overseas joint military exercise involving Chinese troops since 2012.
- According to the Russian defence ministry, 36,000 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and armoured infantry vehicles will take part in Vostok-2018, from 11 to 17 September.
Details about the Sino-Russo joint military exercise, which is called "Vostok" war games, revealed the extent of the activity.
The week-long manoeuvres come at a time of heightened Nato-Russia tensions.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said that it has fortified its army in Eastern Europe to dissuade possible Russian military action succeeding the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea in 2014 and supported a pro-Russian insurrection in Eastern Ukraine. Around 300,000 troops and tens of thousands of vehicles, aircraft, and warships are participating along with units from China. "I see little in the long term that aligns Russian Federation and China".
Some noted the People's Liberation Army, which hasn't fought a war since the attempted invasion of Vietnam in 1979, is keen to learn from Russia's experience in the Syrian campaign, where it tested its latest weapons and tactics.
He said: "It fits into a pattern we have seen over time - a more assertive Russian Federation, increasing its defence budget and military presence".
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The drills are being held in Russia's Eastern and Central military districts, which encompass more than half of the country's territory.
Vostok 2018 is home to more than twice the number of troops in the whole of the British Armed Forces, whose numbers stand under 150,000.
Russia's "ability to defend itself in the current worldwide situation, which is often aggressive and unfriendly to our country, is justified, essential and without alternative", Peskov said.
The five-day games kicked off simultaneously at five of the designated training grounds located around the Far East Russian region as well as in the maritime areas such as that of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Bering Sea.
"This is a milestone for Sino-Russian military ties", Alexander Gabuev, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, wrote on Twitter.
Xi, whose country is locked in an escalating trade showdown with the United States, did not mention Washington but said an increasingly unpredictable geopolitical climate made partnership between Russian Federation and China even more important. It is emphasized that they will be the largest military exercises in the last 37 years.
It can be said that China and Russian Federation have been moving closer in a bid to take on the US.
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