Chinese naval fleet departs for joint drill in Russia

A Chinese naval fleet sailed from a port in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday for Russia’s Vladivostok to take part in a scheduled joint military exercise with the Russian navy. The fleet consists of missile destroyer “Shijiazhuang,” missile frigate “Daqing,” comprehensive supply ship “Dongpinghu,” and submarine rescue ship “Changdao.” The fleet is carrying ship-borne helicopters and deep submersible rescue vehicles.The upcoming drill, which will be held in the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk, is the second phase of an annual joint naval drill between the two countries. The…

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