China to Partake in Military Drills with Russia
As the war in Ukraine continues, Russia and China are cooperating in military drills. We should pray over these nations’ relationship.
From The Epoch Times. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will take part in joint military drills with Russian troops starting this month in Russia’s Far East, officials in the Beijing regime said on Aug. 17.
The exercises, which are led by Russia, also include India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other countries, China’s defense ministry said in a statement.
The ministry added that its participation in the exercises is part of an ongoing bilateral annual cooperation agreement with Russia….
“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 Chinese defense ministry said on Aug. 17….
Russia’s defense ministry also noted that its capacity to conduct such drills remains unaffected by its “special military operation,” as President Vladimir Putin refers to it, in neighboring Ukraine, and its military would receive all necessary personnel, weapons, and equipment….
It accused some foreign media outlets of spreading “false information” that Russia is allegedly carrying out some mobilization measures….
Chinese leader Xi Jinping announced a “no limits” partnership with Russia in February, during which Moscow said it “reaffirms its support” for Beijing’s view of Taiwan being its territory that should be taken by force if necessary, while China backed Russia’s opposition to further NATO expansion.
China has also declined to sanction Russia or condemn its invasion of Ukraine.
How are you praying about this tentative friendship between Russia and China? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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