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Russia, China carry out joint air force drills

December 01, 2022 00:00:00

MOSCOW, Nov 30 (AFP): Russian and Chinese air forces took part in joint military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday.

"The Russian Air Force and the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army of China conducted another joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region," the ministry said in a statement.

Russian strategic missile carriers TU-95 and Chinese Xian H-6 flew over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea for eight hours, according to the statement. A pariah in the West since the Ukraine offensive, Putin has sought to bolster ties with Asia, particularly with China.

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