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<ロシア、「同国史上最大」の軍事演習を開始 中国軍も参加>

AFPBB 2018年9月11日 19:34 発信地:チタ/ロシア
【画像】ロシア・ボリソフで開催された軍事演習「ザパド2017」に参加したヘリコプター(2017年9月20日撮影、資料写真)。(c)AFP PHOTO / Sergei GAPON
ロシア・サンクトペテルブルクで開かれた海軍パレードで戦艦を視察する、ウラジーミル・プーチン大統領(手前)とセルゲイ・ショイグ国防相(2018年7月29日撮影、資料写真)。(c)AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV

【9月11日 AFP】ロシアは11日、同国史上最大とする軍事演習を開始した。西側に揺さぶりを掛けてきた軍事力を誇示する今回の演習には、ロシア兵数十万人に加え、中国軍も参加する。

 ロシア国防省は声明で、1週間にわたる軍事演習「ボストーク2018(Vostok-2018)」を極東地方と太平洋上で開始したと発表した。

 同省が公開した映像には、演習冒頭に軍用車や戦闘機、ヘリコプター、軍艦が配置につく様子が捉えられている。

 中国軍とモンゴル軍も参加するこの演習について、北大西洋条約機構(NATO)は「大規模な紛争」を視野に入れた予行演習だと非難している。

 ウラジーミル・プーチン(Vladimir Putin)大統領も、東部ウラジオストク(Vladivostok)で開催中の「東方経済フォーラム(Eastern Economic Forum)」閉幕後に演習を視察する予定。同フォーラムには、中国の習近平(Xi Jinping)国家主席も出席している。

 ロシアと西側諸国の間では目下、西側の諸問題へのロシアの介入疑惑や、ウクライナおよびシリアで続く紛争をめぐり緊張が高まっている。

 今回の演習は、1981年に行われたソ連期最大の軍事演習「ザパド81(Zapad-81)」に匹敵する規模とされている。当時の演習には、ワルシャワ条約機構(Warsaw Pact)加盟国の兵士10万〜15万人が参加した。

 とはいえセルゲイ・ショイグ(Sergei Shoigu)国防相は、今回の演習の方がさらに大規模になり、兵士30万人、軍用車3万6000台、航空機1000機、軍艦80隻が参加するとしている。(c)AFP/Maxime POPOV

何のための軍事演習か?プーチンや習近平、そして軍人さんたちの自己満自己主張のためとしか思えない。この種報道、やった後しかも過去の映像を流すような報道では意味がない、情報公開に基づき事前に報道し納税者に知らせ、軍隊を牽制すべきだ。



<Russia kicks off massive war games, hosts Putin-Xi meeting,Russia rolls out miliary might in huge war games>

By Mary Ilyushina, Ben Westcott and Matt Rivers, CNN
Updated 1311 GMT (2111 HKT) September 11, 2018
(CNN)Russia kicked off what it says are its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday, as it hosted a bilateral meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the far eastern city of Vladivostok.

Tuesday's meeting between the two leaders comes amid continued US-led sanctions against Russia and an escalating US-China trade war.

At least 300,000 troops, 36,000 vehicles and 1,000 aircraft will take part in the Vostok 2018 exercises, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

They'll be joined by thousands of troops from China and Mongolia, which the Chinese Defense Ministry insisted wasn't "directed against any third party" and would focus purely on "defenses, firepower strikes and counterattack."

The exercises will be held from September 11 to 17 in Russia's Eastern Military District, an underdeveloped and sparsely populated close to the country's borders with China and Mongolia.
In a statement in August, Gen. Sergi Shoigu, supreme commander-in-chief of the Russian armed forces, said the games would be at an "unprecedented scale both in territory and number of troops involved."
The Ministry has previously characterized the exercises as the largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union.

【Photos】 from the Russian Defense Ministry as the Vostok 2018 exercises begin with China and Mongolia.

◆Deepening ties
The exercises coincide with the Russian-sponsored Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on the Russian Pacific coast.
Putin met with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the event Tuesday, during which Russian state media TASS said "several agreements" would be signed.
Trade turnover between Russia and China increased 50% in the first half of 2018, with the total expected to reach $100 billion by the end of the year, according to TASS.
Xi said China and Russia would work together to maintain stability and peace in the world.
China and Russia would promote "the political resolution of hotspot issues, resolutely upholding the UN charters and principles and standing firm against unilateralism and protectionism to construct a new type of international relations and a community of shared future for mankind," Xi said in comments Tuesday alongside Putin.

The two leaders have attempted to cultivate a special relationship in recent years, meeting often and making demonstrative public displays of warmth.
Xi's arrival in Vladivostok marked the first time a Chinese leader has participated in the annual event, and the third meeting between Xi and Putin in 2018.

【画像】Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 11, 2018. 

In June Putin said President Xi was "the only state leader who has celebrated my birthday with me," while Xi responded by awarding Putin the first-ever Friendship Medal of the People's Republic of China
Chinese ambassador to Russia Li Hui said relations between the two neighboring countries were at their "best (level) in history," in an interview with Chinese state media Xinhua Monday.

◆Mutual trust
China and Russia have been moving closer as both countries look to build a countermeasure against Washington.
In August the US State Department declared it would impose a new range of sanctions on Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian agent in the UK earlier this year.
China, meanwhile, is bracing for the latest escalation in its ongoing trade war with Washington, as US President Donald Trump prepares to sanction another $200 billion of Chinese goods.
Against this backdrop of concerns over rising US tensions, warmer ties between Xi and Putin have been exhaustively covered by domestic media in both countries.
【画像】At least 300,000 servicemen will take part in the exercises, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

"Mutual trust between the two countries has reached an unprecedented level and their military ties are closer," Chinese state tabloid Global Times said in an August editorial.
Bobo Lo, a China Russia relations expert and author of "A Wary Embrace," told CNN that both Putin and Xi have separate reasons for wanting to amplify their relationship.
"(China) is the perfect instrument to project Russia as a resurgent global power, so essentially the Russia narrative is that China, Russia and to a lesser extent India, are part of this new dynamic world order," he said.
"(For Beijing) they need Russia to be benign to them, so Russia might not be able to help China that much but Russia can certainly makes things difficult to China if it should ever be so inclined."

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