Chinese warships arrive in Russia for joint navy drills

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September 18, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Spokesman for Russia’s Pacific Fleet Captain First Rank Vladimir Matveyev revealed that Chinese navy ships have arrived in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok to conduct joint drills with the Russian Navy.

Upon entering the port of Vladivostok, the group of ships of the Chinese Naval Forces greeted the Russian Navy with an international salute,” Matveyev said.

“The Shijiazhuang destroyer, which leads the group, fired a 21-gun salute. In response, mariners of the Pacific Fleet welcomed the Chinese with an artillery salute,” he added.

The Maritime Cooperation-2017 drills will take place on September 18-26 at the Russian Pacific Fleet’s base.

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