|Author (Person)||Boulègue, Mathieu|
|Series Title||Expert Comment|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
From 11 to 17 September 2018, the Russian armed forces conducted the active phase of the Vostok-2018 strategic military exercise. Throughout the week, Russia’s far east hosted a coordinated ballet of troops rehearsing across multiple strategic directions. In a twist, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army participated for the first time.
Russia’s massive drills were two things at once: a military drill where troops tested their combat preparedness, and a diplomatic exercise highlighting relations with China and Mongola and aimed at the West.
Vostok 2018 followed a similar exercise in 2017 called Zapad-2017.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Russia|