Russian military braces for massive war games in the East

https://www.9news.com.au/2018/08/29/06/43/russian-military-braces-for-massive-war-games-in-the-east

Russia’s military forces in the country’s east have been put on high alert ahead of massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia, the largest show of power in nearly 40 years, the Russian defence minister said.

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five days of military drills will pave the way for the Vostok (East) 2018 military exercise. Shoigu said those manoeuvres, set for next month, will be the largest since the massive Soviet war games in 1981.

The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said President Vladimir Putin could attend the exercise.

Peskov said the drills were justified “in the current international situation, which is often quite aggressive and unfriendly to our country”.

Speaking to the top Russian military brass, Shoigu said army, air force and navy units will take part in the exercise that will be held across the Far East and Siberia. He added that military units from China and Mongolia will also take part.

As part of a smaller, separate military exercise this week under the auspices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security group dominated by Moscow and Beijing, Chinese warplanes landed Monday at a Russian air base in the Chelyabinsk region in the Ural Mountains.

The Russian military has increased both the scope and frequency of its manoeuvres amid tensions with the West. It also has expanded military ties with China.

Moscow and Beijing have conducted a series of joint military manoeuvres, including exercises in the South China Sea and navy drills in the Baltics last summer.

The two countries have forged what they described as a “strategic partnership,” expressing their shared opposition to the “unipolar” world — the term they use to describe perceived US global domination.

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the super powers unite..russia, china and..mongolia??

“Russia’s military forces in the country’s east have been put on high alert ahead of massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia, the largest show of power in nearly 40 years, the Russian defence minister said.”

friends doing friends type things:

“Chinese warplanes landed Monday at a Russian air base in the Chelyabinsk region in the Ural Mountains.”

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~ by seeker401 on August 30, 2018.

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