36.2 C
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

China says plans to hold naval drills with Russia, South Africa | World News

China said it would hold naval exercises with Russia and South Africa later this month to protect maritime economic activity.

Beijing’s defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the drills would be held in South Africa near Durban and Richards Bay from Feb. 20 to 27, adding that China would send a destroyer, a frigate and a supply ship.

The operations are also aimed at boosting defense and security cooperation among the BRICS countries, the ministry said.

SEE ALSO: Blinken rebukes China over balloons, warns against arming Russia

The drills come as the United States warns China not to provide lethal aid to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told China’s top diplomat Wang Yi in Munich on Saturday that the U.S. has information that China is considering whether to send aid to Russia, which could include guns and other weapons.

Source link

Related Articles

Royal expert on Prince William-Kate marriage: ‘Despite a lot of bickering…’ | World News

Royal expert Jennie Bond has reflected on another writer's comment that Kate Middleton was treating husband Prince William "like a fourth child". Jenny...

Rishi Sunak’s grandfather aided Kenyans revolt against British in 1950s: report | World News

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's grandfather reportedly helped Kenyan freedom fighters organize an uprising against British rule in the 1950s. The Daily...

Latest Articles