VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – The Russian-Chinese "Joint Sea-2015 II" naval exercise has ended in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorsky Territory, a Russian Eastern Military District spokesman told RIA Novosti on Friday.
"Russian and Chinese sailors have acquired priceless cooperation experience," Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said.
A parade of Russian and Chinese warships, as well as naval aircraft, that had taken part in the drills kicked off at 13:30 local time (03:30 GMT), according to Martov.
The naval exercises involved 500 marines, 22 warships and support vessels, 15 air vessels, 40 units of equipment and 2 drones. Russian and Chinese navy servicemen practiced anti-sabotage, anti-ship and mine defense operations.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping stressed last week that China-Russia military cooperation is crucial for a comprehensive strategic partnership between Moscow and Beijing.
The first stage of Russia-China maritime exercises ("Joint Sea-2015 I") was held in the Mediterranean Sea in spring.