Putin will visit military exercises "East 2018" after the forum in Vladivostok



The maneuvers are attended by the troops of the eastern and central military districts, the troops of the northern fleet, all units and military units of the airborne combatants.

MOSCOW, September 6. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit one of the phases of the strategic military exercises "East – 2018". This is reported on Thursday by the newspaper "Izvestia" with reference to the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

According to Peskov, the president will visit military exercises after participating in the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

Maneuvers "East – 2018" will be held from 11 to 15 September in Russia, they have international status. In the maneuvers will be part of the troops of the eastern and central military districts, the troops of the northern fleet, all units and military units of the airborne tribes, long-haul and military transport aircraft, as well as at one stage – the units of China and Mongolia.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Minister of the army, Sergei Shoigu, said that the exercises will be the most ambitious in the last 37 years. In maneuvers about 300 thousand soldiers and more than a thousand planes, helicopters and drones will be present.


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