Russian biggest war-games "Vostok-2018" underway

Путин посетил

Путин посетил"Восток-2018

A small contingent of Mongolian troops is taking part as well.

Russian Federation and China officially kicked-off Moscow's largest war games in history this week; conducting joint drills and exercises in a stunning show of cooperation between the two nations.

"It is our duty to our country is to be ready to defend our sovereignty, our security and our national interests, and, if necessary, to support our allies", said the Russian president at the end of a vast military parade following the maneuvers.

Putin said the war games demonstrate the Russian army is capable of countering military threats, without naming the aggressors.

Military helicopters fire over the training ground Telemba, north of the city of Chita, during the military exercises Vostok 2018 in Eastern Siberia, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. You held it at high level: "all units and formations fulfilled their assigned tasks", said Putin.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said: "These are the largest drills of the Armed Forces, which acquired the status of worldwide drills, since the Zapad 1981 exercises".

He also said that the Russian armed forces will be further boosetd, supplied with weapons and equipment of latest generations.

The Russian leader greeted the 87 observers from 57 invited countries, the liaison mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the representation of the European Union.

The Associated Press reports that Putin addressed reporters near the Tsugol firing range, 80 miles north of China's border and where the war games took place, saying that Russian Federation needs a stronger military to properly counter foreign threats.

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