Phase II of Sino-Russian naval exercises started at the Far East

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Thursday saw the beginning of the second phase of Sea Cooperation – 2015, a large-scale joint military exercise between Russia and China.

Russia and China have started the second phase of “Sea Cooperation – 2015”, a series of naval exercises which are being conducted in Peter the Great Bay near the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, Russian media reports said.

Taking part in the drills from both sides are 22 warships, submarines and auxiliary vessels, 20 aircraft, more than 500 marines and 40 armored vehicles, according to Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov, Deputy Chief of the Russian Navy. On August 24, the  active phase of the eight-day exercise will begin.

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