Russia and China launch joint naval drill in Sea of Japan

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Published on 18 Oct 2021, 23:35
A joint-Russian-Chinese naval exercises began in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday (October 14), the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

According to the military, the exercises will last till October 17 and will feature ships of Russia's Pacific Fleet including an anti-submarine ship, corvettes, minesweepers and a missile boat.

The drill will also feature 12 planes and helicopters, the ministry said.

Russia said the two countries started to hold joint naval drills in 2005. In 2020 the exercises were cancelled due to the pandemic.

In August Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu praised military cooperation between Moscow and Beijing and suggested it could develop further, after flying to China for joint manoeuvres involving more than 10,000 troops.

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