China to send 1,600 troops to Russia’s strategic military drills
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  • 16:42 29 August 2019

China to send 1,600 troops to Russia’s strategic military drills

The Chinese Army will send 1,600 troops and around 30 helicopters and aircraft to take part in Russia’s Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) strategic drills, a spokesperson for China’s Defense Ministry said at a news briefing on Thursday, ONA reports citing TASS.

"The integrated grouping will be created using the forces of the Chinese Army’s Western Theater Command. It will comprise about 1,600 troops, 300 weapon systems and about 30 aircraft and helicopters," he said.

Noted that strategic cooperation relations between Russia and China have not been directed against any third country and will allow to deepen mutual relaince between troops much more.

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