Vostok-18: Russia displays military might

Russian President and Chinese Defence Minister attended to oversee military exercise


September 13, 2018
A Russian tank participates in the Vostok-2018 military drills at Tsugol training ground not far from the Chinese and Mongolian border in Siberia PHOTO: AFP

Russia's biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union commenced on Tuesday close to its border with China that included joint exercises with the Chinese army.

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The Vostok-2018 war games (East-2018) military drills was inspected by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It includes the participation of around 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 military vehicles, 80 ships and 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and drones. Meanwhile, some 3,500 Chinese troops are also part of the military exercise that marks the start of stronger relations between the two countries.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at the parade of the participants of the Vostok-2018 Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at the parade of the participants of the Vostok-2018

Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade at the end of the day of the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade during Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP

Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade at the end of the day of the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade during Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (C) and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu watch the parade of the participants of the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP Russia's President Vladimir Putin, China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu watch the parade of the participants of Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP

Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade at the end of the day of the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade during Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP

Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade at the end of the day of the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade during Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP

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Russian Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers participate in the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Tsugol training ground not far from the Chinese and Mongolian border in Siberia PHOTO:AFP Russian Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers participate in the Vostok-2018  military drills at Tsugol training ground not far from the Chinese and Mongolian border in Siberia PHOTO: AFP

A Russian tank participates in the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Tsugol training ground not far from the Chinese and Mongolian border in Siberia PHOTO: AFP A Russian tank participates in the Vostok-2018 military drills at Tsugol training ground not far from the Chinese and Mongolian border in Siberia PHOTO: AFP

Russian military helicopters participate in the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Tsugol training ground PHOTO: AFP Russian military helicopters participate in the Vostok-2018 military drills at Tsugol training ground PHOTO: AFP

Russian military helicopters participate in the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Tsugol training ground PHOTO: AFP Russian military helicopters participate in the Vostok-2018 military drills at Tsugol training ground PHOTO: AFP

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov watch the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Tsugol training ground PHOTO: AFP Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov watch the Vostok-2018 military drills at Tsugol training ground PHOTO: AFP

Russian Army fires missiles during the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Telemba training ground, some 130 km north of the Siberian city of Chita, on September 12, 2018 Russian Army fires missiles during the Vostok-2018 military drills at Telemba training ground, some 130 km north of the Siberian city of Chita PHOTO: AFP

Russian Army fires missiles during the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Telemba training ground, some 130 km north of the Siberian city of Chita, on September 12, 2018 Russian Army fires missiles during the Vostok-2018 military drills at Telemba training ground, some 130 km north of the Siberian city of Chita PHOTO: AFP

Foreign media journalists disembark from a Russian Army MI 26 helicopter as they arrive to report on the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP Foreign media journalists disembark from a Russian Army MI 26 helicopter as they arrive to report on the Vostok-2018 PHOTO: AFP

A Russian Army soldier stands guard in front of a radar installation during the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Telemba training ground, some 130 km north of the Siberian city of Chita PHOTO: AFP A Russian Army soldier stands guard in front of a radar installation during the Vostok-2018 military drills at Telemba training ground, some 130 km north of the Siberian city of Chita PHOTO: AFP

A Russian Army officer talks on the phone during the Vostok-2018  military drills at Telemba training ground PHOTO: AFP A Russian Army officer talks on the phone during the Vostok-2018 military drills at Telemba training ground PHOTO: AFP

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