VLADIVOSTOK, June 11. /TASS/. Two dozen ships and also naval planes and helicopters will participate in the second phase of the Russian-Chinese exercise Joint Sea-2015, to be held in the Sea of Japan and Russia’s Primorye Territory in August, Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov has told TASS.
"On-the-spot reconnaissance has been held in Vladivostok for the forthcoming joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise Joint Sea-2015 (II). The exercise will be held at the end of August in the Sea of Japan and on the coast of Russia’s Primorye Territory. Two dozen combat and support ships of different class, as well as naval planes and helicopters will be involved," Martov said.
Pacific Fleet and Chinese Navy officials have visited the sites of the forthcoming exercise and agreed likely scenarios. The last meeting to make final arrangements for the Joint Sea exercise will be held in Vladivostok in July, the fleet’s spokesman said.
The first phase of Joint Sea-2015 was held in the Mediterranean in the middle of May, with ten Russian and Chinese ships taking part.