Chinese warships started exercises in the Baltic Sea

Chinese warships started exercises in the Baltic Sea

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Chinese warships conduct joint naval exercises with Russia in further sign of ever-closer military co-operation.

This time, the exercises will be held in the Baltics, which is at the center of the current tensions between Russia and NATO. There are regular reports of military exercises, air interceptions and flights by reconnaissance aircraft.

Chinese warships started exercises in the Baltic Sea for the first time on Tuesday, conducting a joint drill with Russia in a further sign of how the two countries are expanding their global reach through ever-closer military co-operation.

The drills represent a logical progression from previous joint exercises such as last year’s “Joint Sea 2016″ drills in the South China Sea. This time, the exercises will be held in the Baltics, which is at the center of the current tensions between Russia and NATO. There are regular reports of military exercises, air interceptions and flights by reconnaissance aircraft.”, military expert Vasiliy Kashin told BR.

“Chinese warships have visited the Baltics before. In October 2015, a similar group of Chinese ships (one 052C destroyer, one frigate, one transport ship), visited Poland on a five-day goodwill visit.”

The Baltic states and Poland are unsettled by Russia, which they accuse of regular military provocation close to their borders, conducting exercises on their doorstep alongside a quasi-ally.

The Baltic Review
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