Russia: China

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Vostok-2018, the joint Russian–Chinese military exercises taking place in eastern Siberia from 11 to 15 September and its impact on western interests.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

​All nations have the right to exercise their armed forces, but it is essential that this is done in a transparent and predictable manner. VOSTOK demonstrates Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict. It fits into a pattern we have seen over some time: a more assertive Russia, significantly increasing its military capability and presence. The UK and our Allies are observing the exercise closely.

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