Crews of warships of the Navy Russia and Navy China conducted a series of exercises during joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean. This was reported in Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, reports TASS. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian and Chinese sailors are practicing maneuvering in various formations and organizing communications between ships of the group.
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Several joint and private trainings were held, during which anti-submarine tasks were solved, issues of search and rescue at sea were improved, the organization of air defense of detachments, flights of ship-based anti-submarine and search and rescue helicopters were carried out.
The Russian ships refueled several times with water and fuel from the Pechenga tanker, the department noted. The defense ministry clarified that the Russian Navy is represented by a detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet as part of the Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate, Hero of the Russian Federation corvettes Aldar Tsydenzhapov”, “Perfect” and “Gromky”, as well as the tanker “Pechenga”. From the PLA Navy, the destroyer “Nyan Chang”, the patrol ship “Yan Chen” and the complex supply vessel “Dong Pinghu” are involved in patrolling. In 12 days, detachments of the Russian Federation and The PRC has covered more than 3,000 nautical miles, patrolling continues, the ministry added.
Earlier it was reported that a group of ships of the Russian Navy, led by the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov”, passed through the English Channel, worrying the French.