Posts tagged as Vostok-2018

Vostok 2018: sending a powerful message to NATO and its partners

By Jacqueline Westermann on Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Russian Federation is undertaking the biggest military exercise in its history, Vostok 2018 (East 2018). These large exercises are held each year, focusing on one region in the country. Last year’s Zapad (West) war games caused concern among NATO members and other European countries that Russian troops were practising for a large-scale attack on them. Observers were also alarmed by the significant number of troops exercising on the territory…

Beijing issues veiled threat to Trump as Russia teams up with China to launch its largest EVER military drills

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Beijing issued a veiled threat to US President Donald Trump as Russia teamed up with China to launch its largest every military drills, with 300,000 Russian troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a massive show of force that has rattled the West. The week-long war games dubbed ‘Vostok-2018’ (East-2018), ‘have kicked off’ in far eastern Russia and on the Pacific Ocean, the defence ministry said in a statement.…