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Chinese Fleet Heads for Russian Coast for Naval Drill, as Moscow Continues Zapad Exercises

  • Zlatica Hoke

A four-ship fleet from China has performed formation drills in the Sea of Japan, near North Korea, before heading to the Russian port of Vladivostok for joint land and sea military exercises with Russia. Moscow is already conducting the largest military exercise since the Cold War in areas close to its northwestern borders. NATO is closely watching the exercises and says they include as many as 100,000 servicemen, not 12,700 as Moscow claims. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.