Military Attaches From 35 Countries Visit Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East

 

 Kholmsk - Vanino freight ferry of the Sakhalin Shipping Company entering the port of Kholmsk.

 

    Military attaches from 35 countries have opened the visit to Sakhalin island in Russia’s Far East.

 

   YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK — Military attaches from 35 countries, including NATO member-countries, have opened the visit to Sakhalin island in Russia’s Far East.

   “The delegation comprises 46 members. They are military attaches from Moscow embassies and consulates of the foreign states. They will visit the cities of the Eastern Military District in order to enhance international cooperation and mutual trust,” the Head of International Military Cooperation Department of the Eastern Military District Mikhail Chikunov told RIA Novosti news agency.

   Among the guests are military diplomats from India, China, Armenia, Poland, Estonia, Italy, Norway, the United States, Canada and African countries.

   The diplomats arrived to the Sakhalin island on October 23. On Monday, they plan to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Glory Memorial in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and visit one of the military units.

   According to Chikunov, the last time such a delegation of military attaches visited the Eastern Military District in 2012.

Some 60 Attaches From 40 Countries Observe Kavkaz-2016 Drills in Crimea

 

 The final stage of the large-scale military drills. (File)

 

   About 60 military attaches from over 40 countries have arrived in Crimea where Russia is conducting a key stage of its Kavkaz-2016 drills.

   OPUK RANGE (Crimea), – Around 60 military attaches from more than 40 countries have arrived in Crimea to observe one of the key stages of Russia’s Kavkaz-2016 strategic command and staff exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

   “About 60 military attaches from more than 40 countries arrived at the Opuk range today, where a large-scale Kavkaz-2016 maneuver stage is taking place,” ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters.

   Deputy Minister Anatoly Antonov said last week that foreign defense attaches have been invited to Friday’s active stage of the September 5-10 drills.