China, Russia to hold first-ever Mediterranean naval exercise

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The two allies conducted several joint drills before but this is the first time they perform a naval exercise in that part of the world.

China is annoyed by the US decision to support Japan in a sovereignty dispute with China


For the first time in history Russian and China will conduct joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May.

The two allies conducted several joint drills before but this is the first time they perform a naval exercise in that part of the world. According to Beijing, a total of nine warships from the two countries will participate in the Mediterranean drill.

“The aim is to deepen both countries' friendly and practical cooperation, and increase our navies' ability to jointly deal with mar...


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