Russia to launch biggest military exercise ever

The Russian, Chinese and Mongolian armies are fielding 300,000 troops in eastern Siberia on Tuesday for the biggest military exercise Moscow has ever launched, naming it Vostok-2018. Taking part are 36,000 military vehicles, 1,000 warplanes and 80 warships. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Sunday: “Imagine, 36,000 military vehicles moving at the the same time: tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles – and all of this, of course, in conditions as close to a combat situation as possible.” NATO sources defined the exercise as “exercising large-scale conflict.

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