Russia and China Develop Defense Plan; Russian Inspectors to Perform Flight Over US

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Russia, China develop defense cooperation plan for 2020-2021

Russia and China have developed a plan for cooperation of defense ministries for the years 2020-2021 to be approved in the near future, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated on Friday during a meeting with his Chinese colleague Wei Fenghe.

According to Shoigu, bilateral cooperation between the states is developing due to friendly relations between Russian and Chinese leaders. “Recently, we have held the 24th session of the Russian-Chinese mixed intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation. We have discussed various issues related to further prospects for the years 2020 and 2021,” Shoigu said.

“We have developed a big plan for cooperation for the near future. I am confident that we will consider and approve it in the upcoming month,” the Russian defense chief continued.

He thanked the Chinese military officials who took part in the Center-2019 (Tsentr-2019) drills. “Nearly 1,500 Chinese military servicemen came to take part in the drills, a lot of equipment. Of course, they have demonstrated their high skills and training,” the minister pointed out.

Russian inspectors to perform observation flight over US

The Russian military will perform an observation flight over the United States’ territory under the Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian Defense Ministry’s daily Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.

“The observation flight over the US will be conducted on September 22-30 from the Open Skies Treaty airfield of Great Falls. The flight’s maximum range will be 5,130 km,” the report reads. The Russian aircraft will perform its flight along the agreed route. US experts will stay aboard [the Tu-154MLK-1] and control the use of observation equipment and compliance with the treaty.

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Source: TASS