Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades - agencies

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 07:40 GMT

MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying on Tuesday by Russian news agencies.

The exercise, called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will take place in central and eastern Russian military districts and involve almost 300,000 troops, over 1,000 military aircraft, two of Russia's naval fleets, and all its airborne units, agencies quoted Shoigu as saying.

It will be the biggest military exercise since 1981, Shoigu was cited as saying. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova Editing by Andrew Osborn)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.