30 Apr '15, 2pm

#Russia, #China plan first-ever joint naval drills in Mediterranean #military

#Russia, #China plan first-ever joint naval drills in Mediterranean #military

© Sputnik/ Ramil Sitdikov Russian North Fleet Aviation Holding Anti-Ship Drills in Barents Sea Chinese National Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said that Moscow and Beijing will for the first time hold joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May 2015, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported. "According to plans by the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, the two countries' navies will hold joint military exercises codenamed Sea Cooperation-2015 in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May," Yansheng said. According to him, the exercise will involve nine ships from each side. "The exercises mainly include defense and escort-related drilling at sea, as well as ensuring the safety of maritime transport," Yansheng explained. © Sputnik/ Mikhail Fomichev Russian Destroyer Enters Norwegian Sea for Drills With Ka-27 Helicopters The purpose of the dri...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150430/1021568677.html

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