03:55 GMT19 September 2020
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    0 216
    Subscribe

    Russia and China will hold joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea, involving some 10 warships, on May 11-21, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the main goal of the exercises is "to deepen friendly and practical cooperation between the two countries, as well as to strengthen joint response to security threats at sea."

    "This joint exercise is not aimed at third countries, and it has not been prompted by the political situation in the region," the ministry said in a statement.

    Related:

    Russia, China Plan First-Ever Joint Naval Drills in Mediterranean
    China Hails Ties With Russia Aimed at Maintaining World Balance of Power
    Mediterranean Naval Exercises to Strengthen Russia, China Relations
    Tags:
    military drills, Russian Defense Ministry, China, Russia, Mediterranean Sea
    Community standardsDiscussion