On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said it will hold joint naval drills with Communist China from December 21st to 27th.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the joint Russia-China naval exercise will involve missile and artillery firing in the East China Sea. Russia will have four vessels, including the Varyag missile cruiser and Communist China will have six vessels participating in the exercise.
Russian vessels set sail on Monday from its far eastern port of Vladivostok, to take part in the week-long exercises. The two countries signed a “no limits” strategic partnership just days before Russia launched the invasion against Ukraine. Since the Russia-Ukraine war, Putin’s government has sought to strengthen political, security, and economic ties with the Chinese Communist Party and sees Xi Jinping as a key ally in the anti-Western alliance.