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Russia, Japan hold joint naval exercise in Peter the Great Gulf

September 26, 2012, 13:52 UTC+3

On September 23 the Japanese ships arrived for a business trip in Vladivostok

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VLADIVOSTOK, September 26 (Itar-Tass) — Warships of Russia and Japan have held the communications and firefighting exercise in the Peter the Great Gulf in the Sea of Japan.

After this the Ariake destroyer and the Oyoda light cruiser of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force completed their visit to the port of Vladivostok and headed for their bases, Pacific Fleet spokesman, Captain First Rank Roman Martov told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Russia’s Admiral Panteleyev destroyer, P-29 motor boat and MB-99 tugboat were engaged in the drills.

On September 23 the Japanese ships arrived for a business trip in Vladivostok, a home to Russia’s Pacific Fleet to boost friendly relations between the two countries’ fleets and hold the joint drills.

In the modern history of Russia Japan’s warships have already made their tenth call at the port of Vladivostok. Japanese servicemen went on a sightseeing tour of Vladivostok, the capital of Russia’s Primorsky Territory.

Special guided tours to Japan’s warships were organized for guests and residents of Vladivostok.

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