Russia to hold joint naval exercises with South Africa and China

The Russian Navy, together with the South African and Chinese warships, will hold anti-piracy exercises in late November, reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Russian Northern Fleet.

The Russian cruiser Marshal Ustinov will also participate in the military drills and has already arrived in Cape Town. The military will work out anti-piracy and anti-terrorist operations at sea, as well as actions to assist victims of a disaster.

Cruiser Marshal Ustinov was joined by the sea tanker Vyazma and the rescue ship Tug SB-406 in the Atlantic Ocean and had replenished stocks of drinkimg water and fuel, reports the press service of the Northern Fleet.

In September, General Qadeer Nizami, Deputy Chief of Iranian Armed Forces for International Affairs, announced plans to conduct joint military exercises with Russia and China. The decision was made after the US announced the deployment of troops to the Middle East, following the drone attack on the oil fields of the Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco. Nizami noted that the trilateral maneuvers will be conducted in the Northern Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. Such military drills will be held in international waters for the first time. At the same time, Nizami did not specify the dates when the military exercises will be conducted.

  Russia, China, South Africa