Vostok-2018, involving almost 300,000 servicemen, 36,000 vehicles and over a thousand aircraft, is Russia's largest military exercise since the Zapad drills in 1981.
The exercise called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will run until September 17. and involves deploying additional forces to Russia's far east and a naval build-up involving its Northern and Pacific fleets.
"Over 6,000 troops from three military formations and three separate units of the Airborne will participate in the Vostok-2018 drills". "It has an unprecedented scale, both in terms of spatial scope and number of involved military command, troops and forces".
Toronto Liberal MPs slam Ford's 'heavy-handed' use of notwithstanding clause
Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
"You demonstrated the military prowess, showed your capability to successfully counter potential military threats", Putin told troops at the firing range. "We do not and can not have any aggressive plans".
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday visited Russia's largest-ever military drills in eastern Siberia, where he said Moscow planned to strengthen the country's armed forces.
The drills come at a time of increased tension between Russian Federation and the west, after the former Soviet power's interventions in the Ukraine and Syria.
No import of Australian strawberry brands with needle contamination: AVA
A police spokesman said that in this instance, there were no injuries as a result of the contamination. A $100,000 reward has since been offered for information on the strawberry saboteur.
Putin said Russian Federation is a "peaceful nation" that "does not have any aggressive plans".
Military commentators believe Russian Federation is seeking to project power, ward off perceived western aggression and prepare for the prospect of a global armed conflict by holding Vostok-2018. It fits into a pattern we have seen over some time: "a more assertive Russian Federation, significantly increasing its defence budget and its military presence".
According to the Ministry of defence, troops of the Central and Eastern military districts and soldiers of the people's liberation army of China and the Mongol army developed to repel the attack of the imaginary enemy with the subsequent transition to the offensive.
Weather Channel Defends Reporter As He Allegedly Exaggerates Report On Hurricane Florence
Both Wilmington International Airport and Fort Macon suffered gusts of 105 miles per hour , the National Weather Service said. It was downgraded to Category 1 before coming ashore on Friday near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina.
More than 300,000 soldiers from Russian Federation and China are taking part in the land, air and sea exercises this week, in a show of strength and friendship between Moscow and Beijing.