China and Russia to commence security drills


© Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresensky

Joint Russian-Chinese anti-terrorist exercises involving the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardiya) and the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) kicked off in the Moscow Region on July 3, Sputnik reports.

The large-scale special tactical exercise is being held on July 3-14 July in Moscow and Smolensk regions of Russia. The PAP Snow Leopard and Falcon commando units and Rosgvardiya’s Vityaz unit are taking part in the training, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the site of events on July 3.

“Neighborly relations between our countries are a strategic line between the Chinese and Russian sides. Today, we are beginning a new stage of cooperation. We are glad to have friendly relations with our partner and are ready to carry out common tasks,” the chief of Rosgvardiya’s general staff, Sergey Chenchik, said.

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