Chinese, Russian navies wrap up first joint cruise

Chinese and Russian warships transit simulated mined sea area during the naval exercise Joint Sea-2021 on the morning of Oct 15, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

ABOARD NANCHANG DESTROYER – Chinese and Russian navies wrapped up their first joint maritime cruise on Saturday.

A ceremony was held in the eastern part of the East China Sea before the two fleets departed.

The joint cruise kicked off on Oct 17 after the “Joint Sea-2021” exercise that started on Oct 14.

During the seven-day cruise, a combined ship formation conducted drills of joint navigation, joint maneuver and practical use of weapons.

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