Russia says military ties with China provide global ‘stability’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russian armed forces chief of staff Valery Gerasimov said on Friday his country’s strong military partnership with China provides stability around the world.

Gerasimov, who is commander of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine, made the remark during a videoconference with his Chinese counterpart, Liu Zhenli.

‘The coordination of Russian and Chinese efforts on the international stage has a stabilising effect on the global situation,’ Gerasimov told Liu, according to a video published by the Russian defence minstry.

‘I am convinced today’s meetings will help us continue to strengthen the strategic Russia-China defence partnership,’ he added.

Joint Russian and Chinese military exercises should remain ‘an important axis’ of this partnership, he continued…”

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