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Russia kicks off biggest war games in decades, amid tensions


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Tue, 2018-09-11 (All day)

MOSCOW: Russia’s largest war games in recent history have kicked off in the Far East.
The Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the largest military drills since the end of the Cold War will involve about 36,000 tanks and 300,000 troops at sea and on the ground.
China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in the Vostok 2018 exercises later this week.
The war games are held a year after Russia staged major drills in the country’s west last September, unnerving neighboring former Soviet republics.

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