RUSSIAN MINISTRY FOR DEFENSE PREPARING FOR VOSTOK/EAST 2018 MILITARY DRILL




Mustafa AY – TDO – 04.09.2018 Russian Ministry for Defense has literally devoted its energy to preparations for the country’s biggest military drill –Vostok/East 2018- since the end of Cold War. In accordance with Ministry’s official statement, Vostok 2018 is scheduled for September 11-15. 1000 aircrafts and approximately 300.000 troops from Central and Eastern military bases will reportedly be assigned to the drill in order to test Russian Army’s capability of withstanding and repelling a possible invasion attempt. As well as Russian ground and air units, Chinese and Mongolian military troops will take place in Vostok 2018 military drill.