icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
13 Aug, 2021 14:28

Russia-China joint military exercise was ‘complete success’ & demonstrated two nations’ ‘unbreakable bond’ – Beijing defense head

Russia’s joint military exercise with China, the first time servicemen from both nations have participated together on operational and strategic drills, was a “complete success” and demonstrated a “high level” of cooperation.

That’s according to Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, who spoke on Friday following a week of war games.

“These drills have great significance,” Wei said. “These are the first joint drills organized in China since the outbreak of the epidemic. And these are the first-ever Chinese operational and strategic maneuvers with the participation of Russian troops.”

Wei went on to explain that the exercises reflect the “unwavering support between China and Russia,” noting the development of inter-army ties at a “high level.”

“This fully demonstrates the close relationship between China and Russia, the unbreakable bond between the Chinese and Russian armed forces, and the strong and enduring friendship between us personally,” Wei said, talking to his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu.

Shoigu also commended troops from both nations, praising them for their professionalism.

Also on rt.com Thousands of Russian, Uzbek & Tajik troops rehearse turning back enemy offensive on Afghan border amid fears of Taliban incursions

The head of the Russian Defense Ministry noted the coordinated actions and high professionalism of the participants in the maneuvers, before suggesting that Beijing and Moscow deepen their cooperation even further.

“We have reached a high level of interaction of our armed forces on land, in the air, and at sea. Building it up is an important direction of further activity,” Shoigu said.

The exercises took place at the Qingtongxia training ground in northern China. According to the Russian military, more than 10,000 troops took part, along with about 200 armored vehicles, 90 pieces of artillery, and more than 100 aircraft and helicopters.

Like this story? Share it with a friend!