Media: China sent the most powerful military equipment to the exercises "Vostok-2022"
Global Times: China sent the most powerful military equipment to the Vostok-2022 exercises
BEIJING, September 1 - RIA Novosti. China has sent its most powerful military equipment to the Vostok 2022 exercise, which demonstrates the depth of Russian-Chinese military cooperation and may serve as a deterrent to the malicious actions of some external forces, the Chinese government newspaper Global Times writes, citing analysts who wished to remain anonymous.
On Wednesday, the Xinhua news agency, citing China's command and control task force, said that more than 2,000 Chinese military personnel, more than 300 vehicles, 21 military aircraft and a helicopter will take part in the Vostok-2022 exercises. Earlier, Chinese media reported that this year, for the first time, China is representing three types of troops at once in the Vostok-2022 exercises - land, sea and air.
The publication notes that, in particular, China sent Type 99 tanks, Type-04 infantry fighting vehicles, Z-19 attack helicopters, the Nanchang Type 055 destroyer, and J-10 fighters to the exercises.
Earlier, the Japanese Ministry of Defense reported that the destroyer "Nanchang", the missile frigate "Yancheng" and the complex supply ship "Dongpinghu" of the Chinese Navy proceeded from the East China Sea and through the Tsushima Strait entered the Sea of Japan. "The fact that Nanchang is taking part in Vostok-2022 is known for sure, the other two ships will most likely also participate," the newspaper writes, citing analysts. "All of the mentioned equipment, aircraft and ships are the main armament of China. Especially the destroyer type 055 with a displacement of 10,000 tons, which is considered one of the most powerful warships in the world," the newspaper quoted an anonymous military expert as saying.
The expert noted that the participation of such powerful equipment in the exercises demonstrates the breadth and depth of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the military sphere. "Although the exercises are not aimed at a third party and are not related to the current situation, they serve as a deterrent for uncertainties such as malicious outside actions, hegemony and power politics," the analysts said, noting that military cooperation between China and Russia will contribute to peace. and stability in the region.The strategic exercises "Vostok-2022" are being held from September 1 to 7 at seven training grounds of the Eastern Military District, more than 50,000 people, over 5,000 pieces of weapons and military equipment, including 140 aircraft, 60 warships, and boats will take part in them. and support vessels. From the Russian Armed Forces, military command and control bodies and troops of the Air Defense Forces, part of the forces of the Airborne Forces, long-range and military transport aviation will take part in the exercises.
Joint actions will be worked out by operational control groups, military contingents and observers of the CSTO, SCO and other partner states, in particular, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Syria and Tajikistan.
According to the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in 2018, about 3,200 Chinese soldiers, as well as more than a thousand units of Chinese military equipment and about 30 military aircraft and helicopters, took part in the Vostok exercises.