300,000 troops, 900 tanks: It’s called the most massive Russian military exercise since the Cold War, and China’s role is growing
By: Todd South
August 29, 2018
Following last year’s massive Russian military exercise on the western border, the country is headed into the largest military drills in nearly four decades on its eastern flank.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced this week that the Vostok-2018 exercise from Sept. 11-15 would involve as many as 300,000 troops, 1,000 aircraft and 900 tanks with units from China and Mongolia also participating.
The drills will be “on an unprecedented scale both in terms of the area covered and in terms of the numbers,” Shoigu told Russian state media.
It will include all their military’s airborne units and both northern and Pacific naval fleets, he said.
“Imagine 36,000 pieces of military equipment moving together at the same time — tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles. And all of this, of course, in conditions as close to combat as possible,” he said, CBS News reported.
The last time this many Russian and allied forces mounted in such a training drill was in 1981, before the bulk of new U.S. soldiers were born and a decade before the end of the Cold War, according to Reuters news agency.
They ought to hold this Drill in *Syria*.
The US is over there doing the same thing. Only they are having position for war, they can't hide that shite! Putin and Iran aren't taking the bullying anymore. Trumps mouth is writing a check his ass can't cash.
Expect war with Russia, Iran and China....is this the 100 million man army in Scripture?
Putin has been a Master-Mind statesman all along BUT when dealing with zio-psychopaths that strategy simply is inefficient. Putin needs to harden-up or be replaced with a hard-liner. I give him an A+ for trying but these evil bastards want war. Well then I say, give it to 'em & give it to 'em hard... I prefer the entire planet be nuked over the zionists achieving complete global domination.