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    Russian, Chinese Warships Enter Mediterranean to Hold Joint Naval Drills

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    The first Russian-Chinese naval exercises in the Mediterranean will take place between May 17 and May 21.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A group of Russian and Chinese warships have left the Black Sea and entered the Aegean Sea to hold their first ever joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    The first Russian-Chinese naval exercises in the Mediterranean will take place between May 17 and May 21. The exercises will involve around 10 ships from both countries.

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