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Russian, Chinese officers reconnoiter area of upcoming joint naval drills

June 09, 2015, 15:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The naval exercises are expected to be held in the Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan
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MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. Russian and Chinese officers have completed reconnoitering the area in the Primorye Territory in the Far East that will host the second stage of the joint military drills dubbed Joint Sea 2015, spokesman for Russia’s Eastern Military District, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Tuesday.

The second stage of the Russian-Chinese naval drills will be held in the Sea of Japan in August.

"Officers of the Eastern Military District Command, the headquarters of the Pacific Fleet and representatives of the Chinese army reconnoitered the area at the Knevichi aerodrome [the Primorye Territory], and also studied the places for landing marine infantry at the firing range of the Pacific Fleet near Cape Klerk," the Fleet spokesman said.

The officers also flew above the firing range at Cape Klerk and the Chinese representatives were able to assess the possibilities of this training range, the spokesman said.

A meeting on the results of this work will be held In Vladivostok on June 10.

It was earlier reported that Russia and China planned to hold the second stage of the Joint Sea 2015 drills in August.

The naval exercises are expected to be held in the Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. The first stage of the naval drills was held in the Mediterranean Sea and involved about ten Russian and Chinese warships.

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