Ships from Russia’s Pacific Fleet have departed their base in Vladivostok in the Far East to take part in joint exercises with the Chinese Navy in the central waters of the East Sea this month, TASS news agency reported.

“Ships of the Pacific Fleet have left their base in Vladivostok to take part in the ‘Northern Alliance-2023’ exercise, which is being conducted jointly by the Russian and Chinese navies in the high seas of the East Sea,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement released today.

The drills will include two 6,800-ton anti-submarine destroyers, the Admiral Tributs and Admiral Panteleyev, and the patrol vessel Gremysh, and will be commanded by Rear Admiral Valery Kazakov of the Pacific Fleet.

Earlier in the day, Chinese media reported that a Chinese military fleet consisting of the guided-missile destroyers Qiqihail and Guiyang, guided-missile corvettes Zhaozhuang and Lijiao, 카지노사이트킴 and the comprehensive supply ship Taihu with four helicopters had left a naval base in Qingdao to participate in the joint drills.

The Chinese Ministry of Defense stated that the purpose of the exercise was to “ensure the safety of strategic maritime corridors.”

Russia and China regularly conduct joint naval exercises in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as joint air strategic patrols.

From May 5 to 11, frigates from Russia’s Pacific Fleet held joint exercises with the Chinese Navy in Shanghai that included squadron maneuvers, communications, and maritime searches.

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