YEKATERINBURG, August 1 (Itar-Tass) - Head of People’s Liberation Army of China delegation, Assistant Commander of Shenyang Military District troops Shi Xianyuan noted the high level of combat fraternity of servicemen at the Russian-Chinese anti-terrorism exercises Peace Mission-2013. The military exercises take place at Chebarkul firing range in Chelyabinsk region.
“Our Russian partners have thoroughly prepared all stages of the drills. We held similar military exercises many times, I am sure that this time we will achieve the desirable result,” the Chinese lieutenant-general said.
On Thursday, Chinese servicemen celebrate the anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army of China foundation for the first time in Ural. They have a day-off and the Day of China is being held at the Chebarkul firing range.
The participants in the military exercises are offered the dishes of national Chinese cuisine, the press service of the Russian Central Military District told Itar-Tass on Thursday. Thematic photo exhibitions dedicated to People’s Liberation Army of China history are arranged at the tent camp. On Thursday evening, sport events will be held between the formations of the Russian Armed Forces and the People’s Liberation Army of China.
A performance of an ensemble of the Chinese army will be the highlight of the cultural program of the holiday. 57 musicians from China will sing not only national but also Russian songs that are highly popular in their homeland.
Peace Mission-2013 military exercises take place in South Urals from July 27 to August 15. Over 1,500 servicemen participate in the drills.