Chinese and Russian warships in first-ever joint patrols in the western Pacific ...

Chinese and Russian warships in first-ever joint patrols in the western Pacific ...
Chinese and Russian warships in first-ever joint patrols in the western Pacific ...
Chinese and Russian warships team up for their first-ever joint patrols in the western Pacific Ocean as they pass through Japanese islands Chinese and Russian warships held their first-ever joint patrol in the western Pacific Ocean this weekend The two countries' cooperation comes as their relationship with the West is at its lowest since the Cold War The manoeuvres were in the Tsugaru Strait separating Japan's main island and its northern one of Hokkaido Japan watched the naval movements closely in the Strait, which is regarded as international waters

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Chinese and Russian warships held their first-ever joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean this weekend.

Moscow and Beijing, which staged naval cooperation drills in the Sea of Japan earlier in October, have cultivated closer military and diplomatic ties in recent years at a time when their relations with the West have soured. 

The naval manoeuvres were watched closely by Japan, which said earlier this week that a group of ten vessels from China and Russia sailed through the Tsugaru Strait that separates Japan's main island of Honshu and its northern one of Hokkaido.

Russia's defence ministry confirmed the two global superpowers had been working together in the Strait, which is regarded as international waters. 

Russian and Chinese warships teamed up for their first-ever join patrol in the Tsugaru Strait between Japan's main island of Honshu and its northern one of Hokkaido

Russian and Chinese warships teamed up for their first-ever join patrol in the Tsugaru Strait between Japan's main island of Honshu and its northern one of Hokkaido

The partnership between China and Russia came after Vladimir Putin showed off Russia 's military strength to the world last week with a huge 'invasion' war games staged in the Black Sea near Ukraine

The partnership between China and Russia came after Vladimir Putin showed off Russia 's military strength to the world last week with a huge 'invasion' war games staged in the Black Sea near Ukraine

Moscow and Beijing have cultivated closer military and diplomatic ties in recent years at a time when their relations with the West have soured

Moscow and Beijing have cultivated closer military and diplomatic ties in recent years at a time when their relations with the West have soured

It was a show of strength just days after China revealed it had tested hypersonic nuclear-capable missile this week, which experts said suggested the Chinese was much more advanced than it was previously thought

It was a show of strength just days after China revealed it had tested hypersonic nuclear-capable missile this week, which experts said suggested the Chinese was much more advanced than it was previously thought

Earlier this week Japanese authorities said a group of ten vessels from China and Russia sailed through the Tsugaru Strait, which is considered international waters

Earlier this week Japanese authorities said a group of ten vessels from China and Russia sailed through the Tsugaru Strait, which is considered international waters

Russia's defence ministry said: 'The group of ships passed through the Tsugaru Strait for the first time as part of the patrol'

It added: 'The tasks of the patrols were the demonstration of the Russian and Chinese state flags, maintaining of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and guardianship of the subjects of maritime economic activities of the two countries'

Russia's defence ministry said: 'The group of ships passed through the Tsugaru Strait for the first time as part of the patrol'. It added: 'The tasks of the patrols were

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