Troops engaged in Vostok 2018 return back to home bases
The Vostok 2018 maneuvers kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
Troops trained warfare of joint groups in order to ensure military security of the Russian Federation.
The main objectives of the maneuvers were to check readiness of command and control bodies when planning and regrouping troops, cooperation of ground forces and the Navy, improve skills of commanders and staffs in command and control (C2) when preparing and conducting combat actions.
In total, 297,000 servicemen took part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels were involved.
Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces were involved in the maneuvers.
Most synamic combat actions were practised at the Tsugol training ground. They were also be attended by military contingents of the People's Liberation Army of China and the armed forces of Mongolia, which acted in a common scenario together with Russian servicemen.
The maneuvers were held in accordance with the provisions of the April 1996 Agreement between the Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan and People's Republic of China providing for border security and confidence measures.