China and Russia to hold joint naval drills

China and Russia will be holding joint naval drills starting from this week.

As of now, the Chinese naval vessels have already been sent to participate in joint manoeuvres with the Russian military.

To be noted that the ties between Russia and China have grown closer since Russia invaded Ukraine last year, with China emerging as one of its most important ally.

Both the countries have escalated defence contacts, including joint military drills in recent months.

As for the the latest air-and-sea exercises, it will take place in the Sea of Japan and are aimed at safeguarding strategic maritime routes.

Notably, the Chinese military has sent five warships, including a guided-missile destroyer, without specifying when the drills will take place.

Earlier last month, both the countries carried out a joint air patrol over the Seas of Japan and East China. It was the sixth such China-Russia patrol in the area since 2019.

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