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Russia and China launch joint Pacific patrol

The second joint drills close to Japan characteristic seven Russian and Chinese naval ships

Russian and Chinese navy vessels are participating in a joint patrol within the Pacific Ocean for the second time inside a yr, the Defense Ministry in Moscow mentioned on Thursday. Eight ships in whole are participating within the operation, which is meant to help peace and stability within the Asia-Pacific, monitor the ocean lanes and safeguard the maritime financial property of the 2 nations.

The second joint patrol since October 2021 is a part of a program of worldwide navy cooperation, the Russian Defense Ministry mentioned in a press release. The two navies will conduct joint tactical maneuvers, set up communications, and conduct a collection of workouts, from sensible gunnery to helicopter takeoffs and landings.

Representing the Russian Pacific Fleet is the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, corvettes Sovershenny, Gromky and Aldar Tsydenzhapov, and the medium naval tanker Pechenga, Moscow mentioned. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) despatched the destroyer Nanchang, the frigate Yancheng, and the availability ship Dongpinghu.

While the Russian Defense Ministry didn’t specify the world of operations for the joint patrol, in a video shared on Telegram, Pacific Fleet deputy commander Aleksandr Bagdasarov talked about the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan.

During the earlier drills in 2021, the Russo-Chinese naval group sailed over 1,700 nautical miles, together with a passage by way of the Tsugaru Straits, between the Japanese house islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.

The joint naval mission comes on the heels of Vostok 2022, the week-long warfare video games within the Russian Far East, involving greater than 50,000 troops from 13 nations. According to Major General Vladimir Omelyanovich, the aim of the occasion was to “create a coalition force that would plan and implement a special military operation aimed at ensuring peace and security in the region.”