In this photo taken from video provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, tanks roll during the military exercises in the Chita region, Eastern Siberia, during the Vostok 2018 exercises in Russia. Russia's military chief of staff says that the military exercises expected to be the biggest in three decades, will involve nearly 300,000 troops. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)

In this photo taken from video provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, tanks roll during the military exercises in the Chita region, Eastern Siberia, during the Vostok 2018 exercises in Russia. Russia's military chief of staff says that the military exercises expected to be the biggest in three decades, will involve nearly 300,000 troops. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)

Russia launches largest war games involving China

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and SERGEI GRITS The Associated Press
This article was published September 12, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

CHINA, Russia -- Hundreds of thousands Russian troops swept across Siberia on Tuesday in the nation's largest ever war games also joined by China -- a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid their tensions with the U.S.

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