Russia and China hold naval exercises to practice submarine capture

MOSCOW—Russia and China have completed naval exercises in the East China Sea after a week of joint exercises that include depth charging techniques to capture enemy submarines and shelling warships, the Russian defense ministry said.

The December 21-27 exercise, titled “Ocean Interaction-2022,” will involve the Russian Pacific Fleet, according to the Chinese government’s state-run Xinhua News Agency. carried out at sea.

“Warships of the Pacific Fleet and a naval detachment of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have completed their actual missions within the framework of bilateral naval exercises,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The ministry released a video showing a group of Russian and Chinese warships in the East China Sea, with Russian sailors speaking to their Chinese counterparts in Mandarin and Russian ships firing missiles.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to meet with President Vladimir Putin before the end of the year, according to TASS.