The Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff exercises from September 1 to 7 under the command of the chief of the Russian General Staff, practiced military security of Russia and its allies within the area of responsibility of the Eastern Military District, the Ministry of Defense reported.
“The Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff exercise provides for various scenarios of operations of combined arms and coalition forces (troops) to ensure the military security of the Russian Federation and its allies within the Eastern Military District area of responsibility,” said the ministry in a statement.
The Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff drills under the command of Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov to practice defensive operations at Burduny, Goryachiye Klyuchi, Knyaze-Volkonsky, Lagunnoye, Sergeyevsky, Telemba and Uspenovsky training camps of the Eastern Military District and in maritime and coastal areas of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan, the ministry specified.
The Vostok 2022 strategic maneuvers will bring together more than 50,000 troops and more than 5,000 items of weapons and military equipment, including 140 aircraft, 60 combat ships, gunboats and support vessels. Russia’s military contingent in the drills will include military command centers and troops from the Eastern Military District, units of the Airborne Force, long-range and military transport aircraft, it said.
Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff exercises are set to master the skills of commanders and headquarters, in exercising command, control of combined arms and coalition forces to repel acts of aggression in the eastern direction and in the maritime area of the Far East, increase the compatibility and interoperability of the coalition forces to jointly face the objectives of peacekeeping, protection of interests and guarantee of military security in the Eastern region, reported the Ministry of Defense.
The exercises will also check the readiness of military command centers in planning operations in maritime areas, ensuring logistical support, comprehensive command and control of battle groups in war, the ministry said.
“The tactical episodes of the [Vostok 2022] strategic command and staff drills are based on various scenarios of practical operations of military contingents of Russia and partner states, and the basic stage will be held at the Sergeyevsky training ground,” the Defense Ministry said. .
Countries participating in the Vostok 2022 strategic command post exercise:
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