MOSCOW, Sept. 1 – The strategic command post exercise Vostok 2022 kicked off on Aug. 31 at the Sergeevskyi training ground in Ussurisk, a city in Russia‘s Far East. China, Algeria, India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries have sent troops to participate in the exercise.
During the opening ceremony, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Yunus-bek Yevkurov announced the start of the exercise, followed by opening remarks by the commanders of the troops participants from various countries. A parade was held during the ceremony. The exercises aim to deepen the pragmatic and friendly cooperation between the militaries of the participating countries, to improve the level of strategic cooperation between all participating parties and to strengthen their ability to do in the face of various security threats. The exercises will be conducted in four stages: troop muster and deployment, joint campaign planning, joint campaign implementation and troop withdrawal, with an exercise lead department and a joint campaign command organization jointly organized by participating troops. Participating Chinese troops are primarily made up of Army, Navy, and Air Force units from the PLA Northern Theater Command, with over 2,000 personnel, as well as more than 300 vehicles and equipment of various types, 21 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and three ships. Over the past ten days, Chinese troops have carried out cross-border deliveries through motorized marches, rail transport, sea maneuvers and air transport. As one of the four major strategic exercises of the he Russian army, the Vostok series occupies an important place in the system of Russian military exercises. This year’s Vostok 2022 will be held at multiple training grounds and sea areas in Russia‘s Eastern Military District, and will last until September 7, with a total force of over 50,000 soldiers and over 5,000 military personnel. armament and military equipment.