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China: Putin, Jinping grace opening of Russian-Chinese naval drills01:20

China: Putin, Jinping grace opening of Russian-Chinese naval drills

China, Shanghai
May 20, 2014 at 20:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

China: Putin, Jinping grace opening of Russian-Chinese naval drills

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping took part in the opening ceremony of the Russia-China Naval Interaction 2014 joint exercises at the Usun naval military base in Shanghai, Tuesday.

The exercises, which will continue until May 26 in the airspace and waters of the northern part of the East China Sea, will involve a total of 12 vessels. The Russian navy will be represented by the Varyag missile cruiser, the Admiral Panteleyev large anti-submarine ship, the Bystry destroyer, the Admiral Nevelsky large amphibious ship, the Ilim mid-size sea tanker and Kalar sea tug. China is sending three destroyers, two patrol ships and a comprehensive supply ship to take part in the exercises. Su-30MK2 aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters will also be taking part in the joint drills to locate and identify targets, in air defense operations and naval target practice.

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China: Putin, Jinping grace opening of Russian-Chinese naval drills

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping took part in the opening ceremony of the Russia-China Naval Interaction 2014 joint exercises at the Usun naval military base in Shanghai, Tuesday.

The exercises, which will continue until May 26 in the airspace and waters of the northern part of the East China Sea, will involve a total of 12 vessels. The Russian navy will be represented by the Varyag missile cruiser, the Admiral Panteleyev large anti-submarine ship, the Bystry destroyer, the Admiral Nevelsky large amphibious ship, the Ilim mid-size sea tanker and Kalar sea tug. China is sending three destroyers, two patrol ships and a comprehensive supply ship to take part in the exercises. Su-30MK2 aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters will also be taking part in the joint drills to locate and identify targets, in air defense operations and naval target practice.

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