China, Russia largest joint landing was successful

World Today

Russian and Chinese marines have successfully carried out a joint landing operation during Joint Sea 2015 naval drills held in Russia’s far east on Tuesday.

The drill was the second China-Russia naval exercise this year and its scale was much larger than the one in the Mediterranean Sea.

CCTV’s Xu Geng filed this report.

China, Russia largest joint landing was successful

Russian and Chinese marines have successfully carried out a joint landing operation during Joint Sea 2015 naval drills held in Russia's far east on Tuesday.The drill was the second China-Russia naval exercise this year and its scale was much larger than the one in the Mediterranean Sea. CCTV's Xu Geng filed this report.

More details:

  • The landing exercise was the first abroad for the Chinese Navy. Data from the Russian Defense Ministry shows that 22 vessels, about 20 jets and helicopters, more than 500 marines, and 40 pieces of equipment were included in Tuesday’s landing drill.
  • The mixed formation includes guided missile cruisers, destroyers and landing ships from both China and Russia. The drill isn’t a simple show of naval strength, but instead indicates the two countries’ resolution in safeguarding regional peace and stability.