Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin oversees Vostok-2022 Credit: Kremlin
Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces and President of Russia Vladimir Putin observed the main stage of the Vostok-2022 strategic command post exercise at the Sergeevsky training field in the Primorye Territory, as reported on Tuesday, September 6.
Russian President Vladimir Putin observed the main stage of Vostok-2022 alongside Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and First Deputy Defense Minister.
The maneuvers were also monitored by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
According to the Kremlin, “the SCSF Vostok-2022 plan provides various options for the actions of interservice and coalition troop groups in the interests of ensuring the security of Russia and its allies in the area of responsibility of the Russian Federation. eastern army. District.”
“The exercise takes place from September 1 to 7 with practical training in defensive and offensive actions at seven ranges of the Eastern Military District: Burduny, Goryachi Klyuchi, Knyaze-Volkonsky, Lagunnoye, Sergeevsky, Teleemba and Uspenovsky , as well as in the waters and coastal areas of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan.
“As part of the coalition forces, military contingents and observers from the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other states, including Algeria, Armenia , Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Syria and Tajikistan practice joint operations.
“In total, more than 50,000 military personnel and more than five thousand pieces of arms and military equipment, including 140 aircraft, 60 warships, boats and support vessels, are involved in carrying out training missions and of fight.”
The news comes after 24 Russian soldiers were reportedly injured and the majority hospitalized after a truck overturned during a Vostok-2022 training exercise.
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