Foreign forces arrive for military drills in eastern Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “Soldiers from several countries have arrived in eastern Russia for joint military drills that China will take part in, Russia’s defence ministry said Monday, amid tensions between Moscow and Western capitals.

Servicemen from Kremlin-friendly countries including close ally Belarus, India, Mongolia and Syria will participate in the drills.

The exercises will take place between September 1 and 7, and will be spread across seven military training grounds in Russia’s east as well as in the waters of the Sea of Okhotsk and Sea of Japan.

Similar drills were last held in 2018.

China’s defence ministry confirmed earlier this month it would be taking part but did not say how many troops it is sending…”

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