Russian Federation announces massive military exercise that will also involve Chinese army

Andrei Lyubimov  Moskva News Agency

The Vostok-2018 exercises in Russia's eastern and central military districts - spanning from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific coast - from September 11-15 will involve nearly a third of the country's soldiers, making them the largest since 1981, Shoigu said, according to a ministry press release.

In Russia say that these exercises will be the largest since 1981.

According to the TASS news agency, About 300,000 troops and more than 1,000 aircraft are set to take part in Russian massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies.

The war games will take place from September 11 to 15. "And all of this, of course, in conditions as close to combat as possible".

"In some ways, they resemble the Zapad-81 drills", Shoigu said, referring to the West-81 exercise that the Soviet Union held not long after President Ronald Reagan's first inauguration. Then the soldiers worked, including the deployment of troops on the territory of the neighboring Polish people's Republic, where vengeance was the protest under the auspices of "Solidarity". Just Transbaikalia coming about three thousand Chinese soldiers, more than 900 units of equipment, 30 helicopters and other aircraft.

When asked if the cost of holding such a massive exercise was justified, a Russian government spokesman said such war games were important.

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Acting Deputy Spokesman Dylan White said Wednesday that Vostok 2018, billed as the biggest war games since the Cold War, "demonstrates Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict".

It has been increasing since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and backed pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

When asked if the cost of holding such a massive military exercise was justified, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that such war games were "essential" in the current worldwide situation, which he said is "often aggressive and unfriendly toward our country". They will be carried out in central and eastern Russian Federation.

The war games come amid rising tension between Russian Federation and the West, which are both eyeing each other's militaries warily.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials intend to monitor the conduct of the largest in the last 37 years of military exercises Vostok-2018 armed forces of Russian Federation. It fits into a pattern we have seen over some time: "a more assertive Russian Federation, significantly increasing its defence budget and its military presence".

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