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The expert has commented on the publication Handelsblatt about the exercises "East-2018" - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


Echelons with military equipment before military exercises the East-2018. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 3 Sep – RIA Novosti. There is no Russia need to justify oneself for the exercises "East-2018" as during them purely defensive scenario and about any aggression of the speech can't be is fulfilled, the editor-in-chief of the Natsionalnaya Oborona magazine Igor Korotchenko.© of RIA Novosti / Evgeny Novozhenin has told RIA Novosti to Pass into an image bank Why to Putin negotiations with Asian leaders against the background of doctrines "East-2018" Earlier German edition Handelsblatt has published material in which it is reported that Russia shows to NATO the military power, staging a number of military exercises, including "East-2018" together with China. The edition notes that on the scope these maneuvers are comparable to the largest operations of World War II, and gives opinions of experts who believe that such large-scale exercise Russia sends to the world a powerful signal, at the same time realizing fears of Washington about close military cooperation of Moscow and Beijing. "During the exercise purely defensive scenario of operation therefore neither about any aggression nor about any preparation for war of the speech can't be is fulfilled. These are 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 has told. He 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. We don't have need to reflex or justify oneself for something therefore any estimates and judgments aren't interesting to us" — the expert.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Epanchintsev Pereyti in an image bank of Handelsblatt has specified I called the drills "East-2018" a signal to everything mirumanevra "East-2018" are staged from September 11 to September 15 and will become the largest action of training of armed forces. Maneuvers have received the international status. Troops of East and Central military districts, force of the Northern Fleet, all connections and military units of Airborne troops, planes of distant and military transport aircraft and also at one of stages — divisions of China and Mongolia will take part in the doctrine. As it was reported earlier, about 300 thousand servicemen and more than 1 thousand planes, helicopters and UAVs will take part in maneuvers.

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