Putin visited "Vostok-2018"

16 September, 2018, 08:16 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Mikhail Metzel  TASS

China and Russian Federation have staged joint drills before but not on such a large scale, and the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) exercise signals closer military ties as well as sending an unspoken reminder to Beijing that Moscow is able and ready to defend its sparsely populated far east.

These days Russian Federation holds the largest military exercise since 1981 on the soil and in the waters of Russia's Far East and in the neighboring waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The Vostok-2018 (East-2018) drills taking place in eastern Siberia close to the border with China involve 300,000 Russian troops as well as joint exercises with the Chinese army.

"Russia is a peaceful nation", Putin said.

"Our duty toward Russian Federation, our motherland, is to be ready to stand up for its sovereignty, security and national interests, and support our allies if required", Mr Putin said.

"Therefore, we will continue to strengthen our armed forces, equip them with latest weapons and technologies, to develop worldwide military cooperation", Putin said.


On site, Mr Putin praised the "mastery" of the Russian army and its "ability to deal with potential threats".

'Today in the Tsugol polygon, in (the region of) Zabaikalie, the most active stage of the maneuvers, carried out at a high level, ends.

Chinese and Mongolian soldiers are participating in the war game.

The Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said earlier that the exercises were preceded by a full cycle of preparatory measures, including sudden checks, as well as command and staff training.

"Our foreign policy is aimed at constructive cooperation with all countries that are interested in it", he added.

Recommended:

  • Skripal suspects in the United Kingdom  as 'tourists'

    Skripal suspects in the United Kingdom as 'tourists'

    It's famous for its 123 metre-spire. "The one, the first ever created in the world that's still working", Boshirov said. According to them, they are businessmen not linked with the GRU and have nothing to do with the Skripal case.
    IPhone X Cases Will Fit iPhone XS And Vice Versa

    IPhone X Cases Will Fit iPhone XS And Vice Versa

    Meanwhile, the more expensive Hermes models are shipping with all the other Apple Watch Series 4 models. This is priced at CNY 6,699 (approx Rs 91,300) which resembles iPhone XS 64GB's pricing.
    Hurricane Florence Created Enormous 83-Foot Waves In the Atlantic

    Hurricane Florence Created Enormous 83-Foot Waves In the Atlantic

    The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Florence has 130 miles per hour winds, enough to make it a unsafe Category 4 hurricane.
  • Washoe County Reports Human Case of West Nile Virus

    Washoe County Reports Human Case of West Nile Virus

    (Undated) - Three human cases of West Nile virus have been diagnosed in northern Kentucky. The elderly are more at risk of getting sick because their immune system is often weaker.
    Steph Curry backs Serena Williams over US Open final outburst

    Steph Curry backs Serena Williams over US Open final outburst

    And then before I knew it, I was getting all of this hostile mail and all of that during my last couple of years. When she smashed her racquet in frustration he cited her again, giving her a point penalty.
    FEMA uses the Waffle House to determine a hurricane's intensity

    FEMA uses the Waffle House to determine a hurricane's intensity

    In order to remain open during unsafe conditions, Waffle House plans carefully - and in advance - for each storm. But did you know they're also ranked by something called the Waffle House Index? "Plan ahead and be safe".
  • Cleveland Browns to release Josh Gordon Monday

    Cleveland Browns to release Josh Gordon Monday

    Gordon returned to the team days prior to the preseason finale after spending almost a month tending to those personal matters. The sources reported that Gordon was told to not to make the trip to New Orleans for Sunday's game against the Saints .
    National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence

    National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence

    Expert scientists, however, had said they were anxious about Brunswick because of scant public information about its readiness. Dolphins have been seen swimming close to the shoreline in high water caused by Hurricane Florence .
    Apple halts the production of iPhone X, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE

    Apple halts the production of iPhone X, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE

    Carphone Warehouse has a handy tool on its site which allows you to check if you're eligible for an upgrade to the iPhone XS Max . The so-called replacement for the iPhone X , the iPhone XR is fitted with an LCD panel and a single camera setup in the rear.
  • Oil hovers near $80 a barrel as concern grows over global supply

    Oil hovers near $80 a barrel as concern grows over global supply

    He said Washington was also working with New Delhi to tackle the issue of India's oil imports from Iran , which face us sanctions. Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at futures brokerage AxiTrader said there has been "a divergence between Brent and WTI".
    Delhi Police cop's son thrashes girl inside Tilak Nagar BPO

    Delhi Police cop's son thrashes girl inside Tilak Nagar BPO

    Reportedly, the girl had broken off with the accused some three months back and he has been harassing her ever since. A viral video of a boy violently beating up a girl in Delhi's Tilak Nagar went viral on social media recently.
    Sterling fit for City v Fulham as contract negotiations drag on

    Sterling fit for City v Fulham as contract negotiations drag on

    It depends on how I feel physically and mentally. "I don't know what his release clause is", he told a news conference. "Then we have a coffee, we talk if I have time, and I always say the same thing: "You guys have not seen anything".


Popular

Mother, baby dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas
More than 800,000 homes and businesses have lost power and Mr Cooper said the danger from flooding would linger for days. In New Bern, North Carolina , the National Weather Service said there was 10ft of water .

No guarantees that Liverpool's ideal start will go on, says Klopp
The Reds faced their biggest test of the season against Tottenham at Wembley and Jurgen Klopp's side passed with flying colours. Liverpool had their best chance midway through the first half as Eric Dier's backward pass was latched on to by Mohamed Salah .

Jose Mourinho makes amusing jibe about Chris Smalling after Watford win
United were risky on counter-attacks though as Gracia's men left themselves exposed at the back while in an all out attack. Manchester United ended Watford's 100% record on Saturday evening, beating the Hornets 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation
Along with this projection, NHC warned of "life-threatening" storm surges and floods throughout both North Carolina and SC . The southeast town of Newport, N.C., reported a rainfall total of nearly 24 inches as of midnight Saturday.

'It's just a heck of a storm,' Florence hurricane hunter says
Governors in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency in preparation for Florence. The US Navy said it was preparing to send about 30 ships stationed in Virginia out to sea.

Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks React To Seattle Storm's WNBA Championship
So I'm just super, super thankful and really humble to be able to share the court with her with a championship on the line. Once, twice, three times a champion! Seattle is in the WNBA Finals for the third time in franchise history.

Super Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ strikes northern Philippines
Hong Kong is expected to start feeling strong winds and heavy rain today, growing in intensity as the storm draws ever closer. The governor of Isabela, Bojie Dy, said 1,542 families (5,429 people) had been evacuated from coastal areas in his province.

Tourists at Greek island of Zakynthos injured after cliff collapses on beach
Rescue services employed sniffer dogs to search the beach itself for possible victims of the rockfall . A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall and the subsequent high waves.

Still uncertainty as Hurricane Florences path moves south
EST, the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina , and was moving northwest at 17 mph. The latest projections of Florence, now a Category 4 storm, show it shifting south putting Georgia in its possible path.

Russian Federation for humanitarian corridors in Idlib, Lavrov says
An estimated 3mn people live in Idlib - the last major stronghold of active opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The UN has warned that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century".