The first echelons with military equipment and personnel of the PLA arrived in the Central Military District
The first two echelons with military equipment and military personnel of the Chinese army arrived in the Orenburg region to participate in the strategic command and staff exercises Center-2019. Earlier, a group of senior PLA officers arrived by air. In the near future, the arrival of servicemen and military equipment from other countries participating in the exercises is expected.
- said in a statement.
Earlier, an official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the PRC said that China will send to Russia to participate in large-scale exercises "Center-2019" 1,6 thousand troops of the People's Liberation Army of China and Aviation. For this, a united group was formed, which included military personnel from the Western zone of the PLA combat command, about 30 aircraft and helicopters, as well as other weapons of the Chinese army.
As the Russian military department previously reported, the Center-2019 large-scale military exercises will start in mid-September and will take place mainly in the territory of the Central Military District. In addition to the Russian Armed Forces, the exercises will involve military personnel from China, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. In total, up to 128 of thousands of troops from 8 countries are planned to participate.
The main objective of the exercises is to verify the combat readiness of units and formations of the Russian army, as well as to develop interaction with units of foreign armies.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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