MOSCOW, August 29. /TASS/. The Russian and Chinese navies will operate in the Sea of Japan during the upcoming Vostok 2022 strategic exercises, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said Monday during a briefing for foreign military attachés.
“The [Russian] Pacific Fleet, together with the People’s Liberation Army Navy of China, will practice interoperability in the northern and central parts of the Sea of Japan in the Far Eastern Sea Area with the aim of assist ground forces in the direction of Primorye and defending sea lanes and maritime economic activity zones,” Fomin said.
Multi-purpose naval forces will practice operations in waters and in coastal areas of the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, he added. Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov on the territory of the Eastern Military Region of Russia and will constitute the last stage of the training of the Russian Armed Forces this year.
The strategic exercise will bring together more than 50,000 men and more than 5,000 armaments and materials including 140 aircraft, 60 gunships, gunboats and support ships.