The Austrians allied with Russia. Thus, Frederick Josias of saxe coburg found himself fighting in the Russo-Turkish War of 1787 alongside the Russians against the Turks. In fact, he was commanding an army of 300,000, which he led into Turkish Moldavia from the west in support of Russia.
In 1788, he arranged for the Siege of Chocim, also spelled Khotin or Chotin, today's Khotyn in the Ukraine. The siege lasted three months, from July 2 until September 19, 1788, after which the city fell.
Frederick Josias then marched on and took Jassy, which is today's Iasi in Romania, and was back in the days the capital of Moldavia.
On July 30, 1789, he fought in the Battle of Focsani (Focksan, Fokshany, today's Foçsani, Romania.) In this battle, Frederick Josias joined forces with the Russian general Aleksandr Suvorov, and his army of 60,000. Russian victory.
On September 22, 1789, he fought in the Battle of Martinesti.
La guerre, un massacre de gens qui ne se connaissent pas, au profit de gens qui se connaissent mais ne se massacrent pas. PaulV