Shoigu: Russia and China Increase the Intensity of Joint Combat Training
"Important events were naval patrols in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean and regular air patrols of strategic missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) and bombers of the Air Force (Air Force) of the People's Liberation Army of China in the airspace over the waters of the Japanese and Eastern Today we will sum up the results of these events and discuss plans for the coming year, "Shoigu said during a working meeting with the head of the PRC's military department Wei Fenghe, which took place on Tuesday in the format of a video conference.
Shoigu proposed to hear the commanders-in-chief of the Russian Navy and Aerospace Forces, the commanders of the Chinese Navy and Air Force on the results of joint actions, as well as their proposals for further cooperation. At the same time, he noted that Russia and China are increasing the intensity of joint combat training, the military of the two countries "interact on the ground, in the sea and in the air."
"Our armed forces interact on the ground, in the sea and in the air. The number of operational and combat training activities is growing," Shoigu said, noting that this year the first joint operational-strategic exercise was held on the territory of China "Sibu / Interaction-2021".
He stressed that "the trusting and friendly relations between the heads of the two states" guarantee the stability of the Russian-Chinese tandem even during a pandemic. "