It has been reported that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will participate in the “Vostok-2022” military exercise led by Russia.
“In accordance with the annual cooperation plan between the armed forces of the two countries, the PLA will send some of its forces to Russia for the Vostok-2022 military exercise,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. expression was used.
In the statement, it was stated that the decision to participate in the exercise was “not linked to the international and regional situation”.
It was noteworthy that China’s participation in the Russian-led exercise coincided with a period of high tension between Washington and Beijing due to the Ukraine War, as well as the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan at the beginning of the month.
China last participated in the exercise conducted under the command of Russia 4 years ago.
The Vostok-2022 exercise will be carried out under the command of Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov on August 30-September 5 in 13 operating areas called the “Eastern Military Zone” by Russia.