Russia and China Conduct Joint Naval Exercise in Pacific Ocean

Warships of the Russian and Chinese Navy are conducted the second joint patrol between the two countries in the Pacific Ocean, footage released by Russian state media on September 15 showed.

The Russian Ministry of Defence said the naval exercises will consist of “joint tactical maneuvering and organization of communications”, as well as conducting " a series of exercises with practical artillery firing, and provide deck helicopter flights."

The exercises are the second time China and Russia have held naval joint patrols in the Pacific, with the first being carried out in October 2021.

The release coincides with a scheduled meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping along with other Asian leaders at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Credit: Zvezda News via Storyful