CHITA, Russia (AP) – hundreds of Russian soldiers were deployed Tuesday in Siberia for war games in the history of the country, which also participated in China, in a powerful shows tion of the prosperous military ties between Moscow and Beijing in a context of tension with States Unidos.moscu said that you maneuvers the military _denominadas Vostok (East) _ will last a week and be held in large tracts of Siberia and the far East, as well as in the Arctic and Pacific oceans and will include nearly 300,000 Russian soldiers, slightly less than a third of the army of the country. In addition will be use of more than 1,000 aircraft, about 36,000 tanks and other military vehicles, and 80 warships. The Defense Minister Russian Sergei Shoigu has said that the war games are even bigger than the exercise called Zapad 1981, carried out during the cold war, which upset the NATO allies.
Retired Gen. Leonid Ivashov said that the huge military exercises were a warning against growing pressure from the United States about Russia.
«Maneuvers have the objective to deter the aggressive intentions of the United States and NATO,» he said. «Also are a response to United States sanctions,» he added, according to the Agency’s notify Interfax.
China sent 3,200 soldiers, 900 combat vehicles and 30 aircraft to join the drills, a major deployment reflecting its shift towards an Alliance military total with Russia. Mongolia has also sent a military contingent.
When asked if the United States is worried about the possible Alliance military between Russia and China, the Secretary of Defensa Jim Mattis responded to Pentagon reporters Tuesday that «Nations Act in their own interests. In the long term I see little that align to Russia and China.»
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