Japan is concerned about the Vostok-2022 exercises

Main battle tank Type 99 (ZTZ-99) of the people’s liberation army of China during a training exercise “Vostok”. Archive photo

Russian military exercises “Vostok-2022” worrisome Japan, said at a press conference in Tokyo, the Secretary-General of the government of Hirokazu of Mizuno.

“We gave (the Russian side) its concern with the activity of Russian troops near our country due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The government continues to collect information and act accordingly to the situation,” said Mizuno.

He also recalled that on July 27, Japan passed the protest to Russia through diplomatic channels due to the fact that “the Russian exercises in the Northern territories (as in Japan called Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Habomai – ed.), does not coincide with the position of Japan and is unacceptable.” It was also made representation with the requirement to exclude from the teachings of the district of the four Northern Islands, said Mizuno.

Earlier, the defence Ministry reported that strategic exercises “Vostok-2022” will be held from 1 to 7 September for seven ranges of the Eastern military district, they will bring together more than 50 thousand people, more than 5 thousand units of weapons and military equipment, including 140 aircraft, and 60 combat ships, boats and support vessels.

From the armed forces of Russia in the exercise will involve military authorities and troops TSB, part of the forces of the airborne troops, long-range and military transport aviation.

Joint action will fulfill the operational management group, troops and observers of the CSTO, the SCO and other partner countries, in particular, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Syria and Tajikistan.

Steps involved troops will be consistent with the Agreement on confidence building in the military field in the border area from 1996, between Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and China.

Draw the basic tactical episodes will be held at the site Sergeevskaya in Primorye. In the sea of Japan and joint action in defense of sea communications and areas of Maritime economic activities, support land forces on the Maritime sector work force Pacific fleet and the Navy of China.

Also maneuvers will be held at landfills “Burdun”, “Hot Keys”, “the Prince Volkonsky”, “Lagoon”, “Telemba”, “Uspenovskiy” and in the coastal areas of the sea of Okhotsk.

During the exercise, commanders and staffs will improve the management skills of interspecific and coalition groups in repelling aggression in the East and in the far Eastern sea area. It is also planned to improve the compatibility and the level of engagement of the coalition groups when performing joint tasks to preserve peace, protect the interests and military security.