Contents tagged with Vostok-2018

  • Kremlin: Russia intends to conduct major military exercises every five years

    Russia intends to conduct major military exercises every five years, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on Russia 1 TV channel, reported RIA Novosti.

    He said that when the Supreme Commander-in-Chief [Putin] approves a plan for carrying out major maneuvers next year, a “main outline” of events is given. “The only thing that does not fall into this plan are unexpected inspections. Naturally, we have been planning these exercises and we plan to conduct them every five years,” the …

  • Russia: Joint exercises with China will be held regularly

    Beijing sent 3,000 troops to take part in Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military exercises.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that Moscow and Beijing plan to hold regular joint military exercises, similar to the exercises that are held this week.

    On Wednesday, Shoygu and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe visited Tsugol training range in eastern Siberia, where joint military exercises with 300,000 Russian and 3,200 Chinese soldiers are held.

    The weekly military exercises Vostok-20 …

  • Russia to fire Iskander-M missile systems during Vostok 2018 exercise

    Troops from the missile unit of the 41st Combined Arms Army of Russia’s Central Military District, which is stationed in the Sverdlovsk region, will fire shots from Iskander-M mobile tactical missile systems at the Kapustin Yar training ground as part of the Vostok 2018 military exercises, said the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday.

    “Iskander-M missile system crews were transferred earlier to the Astrakhan region by railroad transport. At the training ground, the troops marched to position …

  • Kremlin: Putin has no plans to visit Vostok 2018 military exercises with other leaders

    Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have no intention of inviting other world leaders to join him in attending  the Vostok 2018 military exercises. His press secretary Dmitry Peskov said there are no plans “[to invite other leaders to visit the exercises] together with the President of Russia,” Interfax reports. Peskov added that does not know if the leaders of other countries will attend the exercises separately.

    The Vostok 2018 exercises will be held in Siberia and in the Far East …

  • Japan accuses Russia and China of escalating military activity in the region

    At a meeting with the leadership of Japan's self-defense forces, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said that Russia and China pose a threat to the national security of the country by increasing military activity in the region.

    "We are witnessing actions that mean the escalation of military activity in the Eastern Pacific," said Onodera.

    As a confirmation of his words, the Minister referred to the most extensive Russian military exercises since the cold war Vostok-2018. He also …