China sending troops to Russia in escalation of ‘no limits’ deal after Ukraine war stalls

The Chinese Foreign Ministry added: “The aim is to deepen practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of participating countries, enhance the level of strategic collaboration among the participating parties, and strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats.”

The drills will be the second time this year Beijing and Moscow look to flex their joint military muscles in the region.

Back in May, Russian and Chinese aircraft completed 13-hour drills in close proximity to Japanese and South Korean airspace.

At the time, US President Joe Biden was visiting Tokyo, and the countries scrambled their own jets in response.