Chinese and Russian navies will conduct bilateral naval exercise in the Sea of Japan. This exercise is being conducted as an annual exchange program between Chinese and Russian militaries.
The Chinese will be represented by seven warships, six shipborne helicopters, five warplanes, 21 amphibious vehicles and 200 marines. On the other hand, Russia will be represented by up to 20 battleships and support vessels, two submarines, 10 warplanes, nine amphibious vehicles and also 200 marines.
Chinese ships docked at Vladivostok’s harbor will be open to public visits.
During this joint exercise, Russian and Chinese troops, aircraft and vessels will be practicing protection of naval communications, anti-submarine training, air defense exercise and anti-ship actions.
This naval training is called Joint Sea-2015(II) and is going to take place some 650 kilometers from the coast of Japan at the coast of Primorsky Krai in Russia’s Pacific region.
A smaller version of joint exercise happened this year in the Mediterranean on May 11-21.
China and Russia will hold another joint exercise in South China Sea next May.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, any dispute in any sea has to be solved on the basis of the international law.