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"Peace Mission-2014" - the most large-scale maneuvers of the SCO, deputy chief of the PLA General Staff

The Peaceful Mission 2014 joint anti-terrorist exercise is the most ambitious exercise in the history of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). This was stated in an interview with the Xinhua news agency by the chief leader of the exercises, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army of China, Wang Ning.

“These are the most ambitious maneuvers in the history of the SCO holding such events in terms of the number of armed forces and equipment involved, as well as the use of combat forces of a new type,” he said.

At the same time, Wang Ning noted that the SCO is a regional international organization that upholds the principles of non-alignment with the blocs, non-resistance and non-resistance to third parties, and cannot become a military alliance. According to him, among the goals of cooperation of the SCO member countries are strengthening good-neighborly relations and mutual trust, ensuring regional security and stability, stimulating the economic development of both the region as a whole and the SCO member countries, promoting the creation of a new just and rational international political and economic system. .

The Peace Mission 2014 anti-terrorist exercise will be held at the Zhuzhihe training ground in Inner Mongolia / North China / from August 24 to 29. The event will be attended by the armed forces of Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

As previously reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District, the armed forces of the Russian Federation at the exercise will present a motorized rifle battalion on BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, reinforced by a tank company on T-72 tanks, a self-propelled howitzer battery on the 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled gun, an anti-aircraft platoon on the ZSU- 23-4 "Shilka", a battery of multiple launch rocket systems BM-21 "Grad", a sniper platoon, a mortar battery. In total, about 100 units of weapons and military equipment from the Russian side will be involved in the exercise, including 4 army Su-25 attack aircraft, 8 Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters.

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