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Chinese and Russians in anti-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden

(B2 The Russian destroyer Admiral Tributs and the two Chinese ships, the Zhoushan and the Xuzhou, are currently sailing together in the Gulf of Aden. They are participating in an anti-piracy exercise, with live fire involved, explains the Ria Novosti agency An exercise which began on Friday and which will last until Sunday, which has a highly political value, more than an operational one. It involves the rapprochement of two powers – political, military and nuclear – which have known “relations. "Russia should soon send a fourth relief force to the Gulf, with an anti-missile destroyer, two support ships and a naval infantry unit at the end of October.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).