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5th February 2022 (6 Topics)

China joins Russia in NATO expansion

Context

Key-highlights of the development

  • Moscow and Beijing issued a statement showcasing their agreement on a raft of issues during a visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin for the Winter Olympics.

Ukraine crisis

  • The development comes amid tensions over Ukraine, which he denies planning to invade.
    • Some 100,000 Russian troops remain at the border with Ukraine, which is a former Soviet republic.

Russia’s military capability

  • Russian military’s inventory includes:
    • 336 intercontinental ballistic missiles
    • 2,840 battle tanks
    • 5,220 armored infantry fighting vehicles
    • over 6,100 armored personnel carriers
    • more than 4,684 pieces of artillery
  • Lacking areas: But it is lacking in some areas of modern military technology, including drone capability, electronic components, and radar and satellite reconnaissance.

Key-highlights of the development

  • Moscow and Beijing issued a statement showcasing their agreement on a raft of issues during a visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin for the Winter Olympics.

Ukraine crisis

  • The development comes amid tensions over Ukraine, which he denies planning to invade.
    • Some 100,000 Russian troops remain at the border with Ukraine, which is a former Soviet republic.

Russia’s military capability

  • Russian military’s inventory includes:
    • 336 intercontinental ballistic missiles
    • 2,840 battle tanks
    • 5,220 armored infantry fighting vehicles
    • over 6,100 armored personnel carriers
    • more than 4,684 pieces of artillery
  • Lacking areas: But it is lacking in some areas of modern military technology, including drone capability, electronic components, and radar and satellite reconnaissance.

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