Chinese-Russian maritime and air patrols in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as exercises and drills have become the practical implementation of the strategic partnership with China.

The purpose of such actions is to increase the combat coherence of the troops and forces of the two countries and the ability to withstand new challenges and threats.

The joint naval exercises, air patrols and other drill of Russia and China are a response to the aggressive build-up of US military potential in the region, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov said on Thursday.

The Russian official underscored that neither Russia, nor China are planning to create any alliances and new dividing lines in the region, but the joint drills are a simply a natural reaction to the actions of the USA.

Speaking about Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Valery Gerasimov said that not all mechanisms of the New START operate after the Covid-19 restrictions, and sanctions on any military contacts also complicate the situation.

Currently, only the START Treaty has been preserved from the entire set of arms control instruments. However, after the Covid-19 restrictions, not all the mechanisms of this agreement operate as it was intended before the signing of the agreements.

Sanction restrictions, thoughtlessly imposed by European countries on any military contacts, have also been adding to the global problems.

According to the defense ministry official, the actual collapse of the arms control system established in previous decades was the result of Western actions.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Asia Pacific News 2022.

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22-12-22 13:15

Notice how it’s not a problem when the US has drills around the world but how dare anyone else?

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22-12-22 13:16

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22-12-22 13:34

How about China patrolling with Russia in the Baltic or Black seas? It seems a completely one sided friendship?