Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold War

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  1. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    MOSCOW (AFP) -

    Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since at least the 1980s, with around 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence minister said Tuesday.

    The Vostok-2018 exercises will be carried out from September 11 to 15 in the country's east with the participation of China and Mongolia.

    "This will be something of a repeat of Zapad-81, but in some senses even bigger," Sergei Shoigu said of the 1981 war games in Eastern Europe, in comments reported by Russian news agencies.

    He said "more than 1,000 aircraft, almost 300,000 troops and almost all the ranges of the Central and Eastern military districts" would be involved in the exercises.

    "Imagine 36,000 pieces of military equipment moving together at the same time -- tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles. And all of this, of course, in conditions as close to combat as possible."

    A NATO spokesman Dylan White said that since Vostok-2018 takes place east of the Ural mountains, Moscow is not obliged to notify the West or invite observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, although an invitation has been extended to military attaches.

    The announced drill "demonstrates Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict," he said in a comment.
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  2. MePlus6

    MePlus6 Well-Known Member

    Seems like the movement of all of that military would be like a cloud moving over land (Ez. 38:9)
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  3. vbf

    vbf Well-Known Member

    This sort of thing used to scare and intimidate the frail and feckless Jackal. Vlad flexes his muscle today....Trump and Mattis yawn. Get your gear ready for war, Vlad, because you, Iran, Turkey and others have a date certain with God on which He will destroy much of what you're fixin' to show off. Bring any of that stuff into the theater of war described in Ezekial 38 and 39 and it won't be going back.
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  4. chaser

    chaser Well-Known Member

    Exactly, bring all that junk to be burned for seven years.
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  5. anath

    anath I Love the Lord

    This drill is not to be confused with the drill of Russian naval vessels in the Mediterranean
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  6. athenasius

    athenasius Well-Known Member

    Quite right, Russia is doing the above drill in the Ural mountains, then they are doing something off the Baltics, and then off the coast of Syria right now, disrupting Israeli flights in the big tourist season.

    They are flexing and posing for instagram war pics in full sight of the world they care about. Putin is terrorizing the Baltics with the threat that he could retake them at any moment, he is sending a clear message to the West, NATO, Europe, China as well as the entire Middle East.

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