China’s People’s Liberation Army and other countries will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.
The East-2022, also called the Vostok-2022, was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.
“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.
It further explained that the participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved, and strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.
It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.
Russia is currently on a special military campaign in Ukraine.
Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries