Vladimir Putin oversees huge military exercises within striking distance of Europe

Vladimir Putin oversees huge military exercises within striking distance of Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin was at present overseeing huge military exercises within striking distance of Europe, together with a seashore invasion by the world’s largest hovercraft.

Some 2,000 servicemen and greater than 200 items of military gear featured within the drill, as troops stormed ashore in a battle recreation in Kaliningrad, on the Russian border with the European Union

Elsewhere, Putin attended military exercises, that are being collectively held with Belarus, Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia, on the Mulino vary within the Nizhny Novgorod area in his position as commander-in-chief of Russia’s armed forces. 

Nine ranges in Russia, together with within the Baltic Sea, and 5 in Belarus are internet hosting the joint military exercises that are worrying Ukraine. 

In Kaliningrad, footage confirmed the huge touchdown train involving the Baltic fleets and others on the Zubr-class LCAC, the world’s largest hovercraft.

Intended to sealift assault items from vessels to shores, the Soviet-designed hovercraft also can transport and plant naval mines.

Russia, Belarus and others are staging huge military exercises, which included a beach invasion by the world's largest hovercraft (pictured)

Russia, Belarus and others are staging huge military exercises, which included a seashore invasion by the world’s largest hovercraft (pictured)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) was today overseeing huge military exercises at the Mulino range in the Nizhny Novgorod region

Russian President Vladimir Putin (proper) was at present overseeing huge military exercises on the Mulino vary within the Nizhny Novgorod area

Nine ranges in Russia, including in the Baltic Sea, and five in Belarus are hosting the joint military exercises which are worrying Ukraine

 Nine ranges in Russia, together with within the Baltic Sea, and 5 in Belarus are internet hosting the joint military exercises that are worrying Ukraine

In another video, Russian helicopter gunships were seen in action in the Zapad-2021 large-scale drills evolving 200,000 troops intended to highlight Russia's military readiness to the West - and neighbouring Ukraine

In one other video, Russian helicopter gunships have been seen in motion within the Zapad-2021 large-scale drills evolving 200,000 troops meant to focus on Russia’s military readiness to the West – and neighbouring Ukraine

There are simply 10 such hovercrafts lively at current, two with the Russian navy, 4 with the Greek navy and 4 with the Chinese navy.

Before the troops landed, a squad of assault ships launched an artillery barrage alongside the coast to neutralise defences.

The landings by paratroopers and marines have been supported by Su-30SM multirole fighters and Su-24 frontline bombers of the Baltic Fleet.

In one other video, Russian helicopter gunships have been seen in motion within the Zapad-2021 large-scale drills evolving 200,000 troops meant to focus on Russia’s military readiness to the West – and neighbouring Ukraine.

The ‘helicopter carousel’ assaults by Mi-35s and Mi-24s have been geared toward inflicting steady hearth harm on communications, command posts and communication routes of the areas occupied by the ‘enemy’. 

Tanks fire during the Zapad-2021 joint military drills at the Mulino army base in the Nizhny Novogorod region, some 350 kilometres east of Moscow

Tanks hearth in the course of the Zapad-2021 joint military drills on the Mulino military base within the Nizhny Novogorod area, some 350 kilometres east of Moscow

Tanks and helicopters are seen during drills at the Mulino army base in the Nizhny Novogorod region on Monday

Tanks and helicopters are seen throughout drills on the Mulino military base within the Nizhny Novogorod area on Monday

Helicppters fly in formation during military exercises on Monday

Helicppters fly in formation throughout military exercises on Monday

Russia is staging the Zapad-2021 military drills in conjunction with Belarus, Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia

Russia is staging the Zapad-2021 military drills at the side of Belarus, Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia

L-R: Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to Volga Federal District Igor Komarov

L-R: Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to Volga Federal District Igor Komarov

A Russian BM-21 truck-mounted 122mm multiple rocket launcher fires during the drills

A Russian BM-21 truck-mounted 122mm a number of rocket launcher fires in the course of the drills

The drills are attributable to finish on 16 September however Russia has introduced that its forces is not going to all return to their military bases till mid-October, the defence ministry mentioned, with out offering a proof for the delayed return.   

The large drills plus an announcement of nearer ties between Russia and dictatorship Belarus have spooked Ukraine. 

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba warned: ‘The eventualities practiced there symbolize critical dangers [to Ukraine].

‘We perceive that if Russia absorbs Belarus in a technique or one other, we could have 1,000 kilometres of extra hazard to our sovereignty and territorial integrity.’

His predecessor Pavlo Klimkin warned that Russia was searching for to virtually encircle Ukraine with forces, and known as for a plea for assist from NATO.

The exercises are on-going throughout a swathe of Russia from the Baltic to the borders of Ukraine, whereas separate drills are underway within the Arctic.    

In exercises within the Arctic, Russian nuclear-powered submarine Oryol was proven firing a Granit anti-ship cruise missile within the Barents Sea, the place waters have been closed to non-naval vessels in the course of the high-latitude battle video games. 

The massive drills plus an announcement of closer ties between Russia and dictatorship Belarus have spooked Ukraine

The large drills plus an announcement of nearer ties between Russia and dictatorship Belarus have spooked Ukraine

The exercises are on-going across a swathe of Russia from the Baltic to the borders of Ukraine, while separate drills are underway in the Arctic

The exercises are on-going throughout a swathe of Russia from the Baltic to the borders of Ukraine, whereas separate drills are underway within the Arctic 

Thousands of troops and pieces of heavy machinery were featured in the exercises, which are due to end on September 16

Thousands of troops and items of heavy equipment have been featured within the exercises, that are attributable to finish on September 16

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