Russia intends to start massive warfare exercises with 300,000 military personnel next month, which will be its biggest combat exercises since World War II.
Russia’s defense minister Sergei Ivanov says China and Mongolia forces will join the military exercises in central and eastern Russia.
They named those who were called ‘Wastak 2018’, compared to the Soviet Union exercises in 1981, in which NATO was preparing for a fatal attack.
Russia’s announcement of military exercises has come at a time when stresses in NATO and Russia’s relations are found.
Russian reaction to Russian occupation of Russia’s rebels in two thousand fourteen occupy the region of Croatia and the Russian pro-Russian rebels had increased their forces in Eastern Europe as a reaction.
Russia’s position was that presence of NATO troops in Eastern Europe is unacceptable and provocative.
What will happen in these military exercises?
Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov says 36,000 tanks, armored vehicles and 1,000 warships will take part in those exercises ranging from 11 to 15 September.
Sergei Ivanov, referring to the Soviet Union exercises in 1981, said, “In some cases the Zepad 81 position will be reversed, but in other cases these exercises will be done at the highest level.
On the other hand, Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Paskov has concluded the exercises in the ‘current international conditions’ that are often aggressive and unfriendly toward our country.’
He further said that Chinese troops involved in military exercises show that Russia and Beijing are cooperating in all fields.
According to Dmitry Pescov, the raids and North Navy forces will also participate in these exercises.
Kremlin’s spokesman said that in the ‘Wastak 2018’, a number of army has been deployed, as many as was done in two major battles of World War II.
What did NATO say?
NATO spokesman Dylan White says NATO was waged in May about combat exercises named ‘Wastak 2018’ and will monitor these exercises.
He said NATO’s organization is considering Russia’s offer, which will be sent to see the NATO military attachments in Moscow.
He said in a statement, ‘All countries have the right to armed their forces, but it is necessary that it should be done in a transparent and balanced manner.’