Tuesday, June 20, 2017

China And Russia Will Be Holding Joint Naval Exercises In The Baltic Sea This July

An earlier China-Russia joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea

RFE: China, Russia To Hold Joint Military Drills In Baltic Sea After Trump Visit

A Chinese naval fleet held the first of two planned military exercises with the Russian navy in the Baltic Sea over the weekend, with another show of force scheduled days after U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to NATO ally Poland next month.

Chinese state media said three ships, headed by the Changsha missile destroyer, linked up with Russian vessels near St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad on June 18, with the next exercise, which will include Chinese marines and ship-borne helicopters, scheduled for late July.

Trump is scheduled to visit Poland, which is on the Baltic Sea, on July 5-6 ahead of a Group of 20 summit in Germany.

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Update #1: China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea -- AFP
Update #2: Advanced PLA navy ship to join joint drill with Russia (Global Times)

WNU Editor: Russia and China have also announced that they will be conducting naval drills in the Sea of Japan this September .... China, Russia to launch military drill in Sea of Japan (Japan News/Yomiuri Shimbun).

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