19:54 GMT +3 hours25 May 2016

Russia, China hold Peace Mission 2009 joint exercise

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  • Peaceful Mission 2009 military exercise final rehearsal in China
© RIA Novosti. Pavel Gerasimov

The exercise involves about 3,000 Russian and Chinese servicemen, nearly 300 units of army military equipment and over 40 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Photo: BMP-86A infantry fighting vehicles of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.

The Peace Mission 2009 joint counter-terrorist exercise involving elements of the Russian Armed Forces and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is now conducted in both countries.

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