Russia, China to hold joint military drills in mid-Aug - Ifax

by Reuters
Thursday, 29 July 2021 12:05 GMT

MOSCOW, July 29 (Reuters) - Russia and China will conduct joint military exercises involving 10,000 troops in mid-August, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Thursday.

Moscow has sought to boost relations with China since 2014, when its political ties with the West sank to post Cold-War lows over the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. (Reporting by Polina Ivanova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Alex Richardson)

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