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Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

Shoygu declared conducting the largest military exercises since 1981



On Tuesday, August 28, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergey Shoygu declared conducting the largest land military exercises since the time of the secretary general Leonid Brezhnev "East-2018". Nearly 300 000 soldiers, are more than one thousand helicopters, planes and UAVs, 36 thousand tanks and the armored personnel carrier will involve "East-2018" which will become the largest in the Russian Federation since 1981 in large-scale military exercises. Doctrines will be organized on all grounds of the Central and East military districts. Airborne forces, the Pacific fleet and the Northern Fleet will also join doctrines. According to the head of the Ministry of Defence, the exercise "East-2018" will become the largest for the last 37 years. "East-2018" starts on September 11 practically on all grounds of the Central and East military districts and will end on September 15. About 300 000 servicemen and about 36 thousand units of military equipment will participate in them, SakhalinMedia news Agency tells. As announced Shoygu, the future doctrines remind "West-81", but in something they are even more large-scale, informs Politika segodnya news Agency. The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation general Sergey Shoygu has informed on it to correspondents. Maneuvers will become the largest from the legendary exercises "West-81". For maneuvers involve actually all grounds of the Central and East military districts. Before maneuvers there will take place a series of preparatory activities — about 15 special doctrines on providing troops. At one of stages divisions of China and Mongolia will take part in them. About 12,7 thousand people took part in the largest Russian exercises "West-2017" within last year which were carried out together with Republic of Belarus. Also Supreme Commander has announced unexpected check of combat readiness. We will remind that similar military events which were held to the Russian Federation in the 2014th year were followed by information on the forthcoming attack of the country on the states of Baltic. On scales only big operations of times of the Second World War are similar to these maneuvers.
of newsler of Vlad Nekrasov Yesterday, 19:28 0

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