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Handelsblatt called the exercises "East-2018" a signal to the whole world ‍ - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


Echelons with the military personnel and military equipment of army of China which will be involved in military exercises the East-2018. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 3 Sep — RIA Novosti. Russia shows to NATO the military power, staging such military exercises as "East-2018", writes the German edition Handelsblatt. It is noted that these maneuvers are comparable to the largest operations of World War II войны© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Biyatov to Pass into an image bank "A bad dream for the USA and NATO". The military expert about doctrines "East-2018" the Edition gives opinions of experts who believe that such large-scale exercise Russia realizes fears of Washington about close military cooperation of Moscow and Beijing. As emphasizes Handelsblatt, in the same time in the region holding the fourth East economic forum which also testifies to the excellent relations of Moscow and Beijing in the economic sphere is planned. As the Russian experts consider, "East-2018" is standard doctrines, there is no aggression from Moscow. The editor-in-chief of the Natsionalnaya Oborona magazine Igor Korotchenko has said that there is no Russia need to apologize for doctrines. According to him, during maneuvers purely defensive scenario is fulfilled. "It is standard doctrines which have been announced in advance, military attaches of NATO member states have been invited to them though we haven't been obliged to do it, considering that they pass beyond the Urals, but, nevertheless, for openness we have invited them" — Korotchenko.© RIA Novosti / Alexey Vitvitsky has told to Pass into an image bank of NATO expects that the exercises "East-2018" will be transparent and предсказуемыЭксперт has noted that the scale of actions of combat training unprecedented, but also calls in the modern world are also very serious. "We work all complex of necessary measures for ensuring defense of Russia and its readiness to react to any calls and threats" — he has concluded. In turn, the vice-chairman of the State Duma Defence Committee Yury Shvytkin has said that it is incorrect to compare the exercises "East-2018" to operations of World War II. "It is necessary to understand that we don't make any aggressive plans at all. The fact that the defensive power is shown — this is true" — the parliamentarian on air of radio Sputnik has added. "It is questions of planned character: coordination of divisions, combat training together with divisions of China and Mongolia" — Shvytkin has told. According to him, Russia wants to show that defense of the country — in reliable hands.© of RIA Novosti / Evgeny Novozhenin to Pass into an image bank Why to Putin negotiations with Asian leaders against the background of doctrines "East-2018" "We don't rattle the saber, and you shouldn't see the opponent in Russia. It is necessary to see, first of all, the partner with whom, certainly, it is necessary to reckon" — he has concluded. The strategic exercises "East-2018" will take place from September 11 to September 15 on the training ground Tsugol in Zabaykalsky Krai. Will attract to them troops of East and Central military districts, force of the Northern Fleet, all connections and military units of Airborne troops and also planes of distant and military transport aircraft. As the Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu has told, will involve 300 thousand soldiers, 36 thousand tanks in maneuvers, with the armored personnel carrier and

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