Arrangements are in progress for Russia’s greatest military exercise since the Cold War, including around 300,000 administration work force, in eastern Siberia.

China is sending 3,200 troops to participate in “Vostok-2018”, with numerous Chinese heavily clad vehicles and flying machine. Mongolia is additionally sending a few units.

The last Russian exercise of comparable scale was in 1981, amid the Cold War yet Vostok-2018 includes more troops.

It comes during a period of elevated Nato-Russia pressures.

Relations amongst Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) – a 29-part safeguard collusion overwhelmed by the US – have intensified since Russia attached Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

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Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov said the drills were supported given “forceful and antagonistic” mentalities towards Russia.

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