- Russia and China Play WAR: Destroyers Descend on Kaliningrad for Major Baltic Sea Drills
by ZOIE O’BRIEN, http://www.express.co.uk/
RUSSIA will take part in massive military drills commencing this week as China sends one of its most advanced missile destroyers to the Baltic coast.
Elite forces from both nations will descend on European borders as they conduct war games with their most fierce machinery. The Joint Sea 2017 naval drills were confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry ahead of the start of the Baltic phase of the exercise, on Friday. A dozen warships, helicopters and other military aircraft will be involved in the display of military prowess.
The Russian ministry said: “The main goals of the exercises are to increase the efficiency in cooperation between the two fleets in countering security threats at sea, to train compatibility of the crews of Russian and Chinese warships, to strengthen friendship and cooperation between the Russian Navy and the Naval Forces of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.”
Baltiysk in Russia’s Kaliningrad region will play host to the Chinese naval forces on July 21 for an official welcoming ceremony. Then, the drills which have taken place between the two nations since 2012, will kick off between July 24 and 27.