Russia and China Conduct Naval Exercises and Submarine Capture Practise
MOSCOW, December 28 — According to Russia’s military ministry, Russia and China just finished a week of joint exercises in the East China Sea. They did things like practise how to capture an enemy submarine with depth charges and fire artillery at a ship.
The drills, called “Maritime Interaction-2022,” took place from December 21 to 27 in the seas around Zhoushan and Taizhou in China’s Zhejiang Province. The official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on the events.
“Detachments of ships from the Pacific Fleet and the Naval Forces of the People’s Liberation Army of China carried out realistic tasks as part of the bilateral naval exercise,” the Russian defence ministry said.
“With the help of anti-submarine planes, the ships of the two countries searched together for a submarine belonging to a possible enemy and fired a barrage of jet depth charges,” the ministry said.
The ministry showed video of a group of Russian and Chinese ships in the East China Sea, where Russian soldiers spoke Mandarin with their Chinese counterparts and Russian ships fired missiles.
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia, which used to be at the top of the global Communist hierarchy, is now a subordinate partner to a rising China, which is already the leader in many 21st century technologies.
TASS says that Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia will meet before the end of the year.
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