21 July in the Baltic sea will start exercises «Sea interaction – 2017», which will be attended by Russian and Chinese sailors. The first stage of the exercises will last until July 28.
«It will involve about ten ships of various classes, more than ten aircraft and helicopters from the Navy of Russia and naval forces of the people’s liberation army of China (PLA Navy)», — quotes the message of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, the Agency TASS.
According to the defense Ministry, the main objectives of exercises are to increase the efficiency of interaction between the two navies to combat threats to Maritime security, working out the coherence of actions of crews of the Russian and Chinese warships, strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the Russian Navy and the PLA Navy.
A detachment of Chinese warships left the port of Sanya on June 18. It is composed of the destroyer «Changsha», the frigate «Yuncheng» and the ship security «Laahu». 21 Jul waiting for them in the Russian Baltic.
The joint exercise «Sea cooperation» held in 2012. Last year’s joint maneuvers were held from 12 to 19 September in the waters of the South China sea. This year, in addition to the Baltic in the Okhotsk and Japanese seas.