Moscow in march: Russia moves towards the accumulation of military power

Russia is carrying out an accumulation

Russia is carrying out a "disturbing and alarming" accumulation of military power in regions around the world, it was revealed last night.

As sources of defense warned that the Moscow maneuvers should be considered as a "threat to Western democracy", they have been increasing their submarine activity off the British coast in an attempt to gather intelligence.

And in recent weeks he has sent numerous warships and supply vessels through the English Channel on the way to the eastern Mediterranean. It is feared that they will accumulate before an air strike against the Idlib area in Syria, under rebel control, which could endanger the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians.

Russia is carrying out a "disturbing and alarming" accumulation of military power in regions around the world, it was revealed last night

Despite the focus that is often put on Russia's cyber warfare capabilities, next week it will carry out its largest military exercises in 37 years, with nearly 300,000 soldiers, in a great show of force that is causing alarm in Whitehall .

Moscow boasted that the war games – which serve as a reminder to other nations that Russia maintains a large conventional military arsenal – will involve 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and drones, up to 80 combat and logistics ships and 36,000 tanks, armored personnel carriers. and infantry combat vehicles.

The exercises, called Vostok-2018, will be held in central and eastern Russia and will also include participants from the armies of Mongolia and China.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the exercises were justified because of "aggressive and unfriendly" attitudes towards his country, while Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov said they would include mock "massive" air strikes and defense against cruise missiles.

Despite the focus that is often put on Russia's cyber warfare capabilities, next week it will carry out its largest military exercises in 37 years, involving nearly 300,000 soldiers, in a great show of force that is causing alarm in Whitehall.

Despite the focus that is often put on Russia's cyber warfare capabilities, next week it will carry out its largest military exercises in 37 years, involving nearly 300,000 soldiers, in a great show of force that is causing alarm in Whitehall.

Despite the focus that is often put on Russia's cyber warfare capabilities, next week it will carry out its largest military exercises in 37 years, involving nearly 300,000 soldiers, in a great show of force that is causing alarm in Whitehall.

A source of defense said last night: "We are seeing an alarming amount of military power that is being brought around the world by Russia.

"We believe that it is a worrying accumulation of conventional forces and weapons, it can be clearly seen as a threat to Western democracy, an error of calculation could easily lead to escalation."

While NATO has reinforced defenses in Eastern Europe, the Russians have been accused of undermining international efforts for a peace process led by Afghans by inviting the Taliban to Moscow for peace talks. And they have also been accused of indirectly arming the Taliban, something they have repeatedly denied.

Moscow boasted that the war games - which serve as a reminder to other nations that Russia maintains a large conventional military arsenal - will involve 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and drones.

Moscow boasted that the war games - which serve as a reminder to other nations that Russia maintains a large conventional military arsenal - will involve 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and drones.

Moscow boasted that the war games – which serve as a reminder to other nations that Russia maintains a large conventional military arsenal – will involve 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and drones.

Last week, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson warned of the disruptive influence that the Russians were having on the peace process in Afghanistan. When asked if there was evidence of Moscow meddling, he replied: "Yes. We are seeing a much greater interest of Russia in Afghanistan and in Afghan affairs.

"I would describe it as they want the NATO mission to fail, they do not want the success of both the Afghan government and NATO to be seen, what it is designed to do is to be a disruptor to other Western nations that are trying to build the stability in Afghanistan. "

The scale of the upcoming war games Vostok-2018 is equivalent to the forces deployed in one of the great battles of World War II. The exercises have been compared to the Soviet maneuvers in 1981, called Zapad-81, which implied a feigned attack on NATO.

It will also include up to 80 combat and logistics ships and 36,000 tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.

It will also include up to 80 combat and logistics ships and 36,000 tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.

It will also include up to 80 combat and logistics ships and 36,000 tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said: "Somehow, they will repeat aspects of Zapad-81, but otherwise the scale will be greater."

President Vladimir Putin has made military modernization, including new nuclear missiles, a priority.

The giant drill is an important demonstration of force by Putin, as a demonstration that, despite Western sanctions, including those directed at his defense sector, his country remains challenging.

The exercises, called Vostok-2018, will be held in central and eastern Russia and will also include participants from the armed forces of Mongolia and China

The exercises, called Vostok-2018, will be held in central and eastern Russia and will also include participants from the armed forces of Mongolia and China

The exercises, called Vostok-2018, will be held in central and eastern Russia and will also include participants from the armed forces of Mongolia and China

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