Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu shows his signature on a road map for military cooperation between Russia and China during a video call with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu shows his signature on a road map for military cooperation between Russia and China during a video call with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday. Photo: AP

China and Russia move closer to de facto military alliance amid US pressure

  • Defence chiefs agree to expand cooperation through strategic exercises and joint patrols in the Asia-Pacific, according to Russian ministry
  • Minister Sergei Shoigu says there has been a ‘significant intensification’ in activities by US strategic bombers near Russia’s borders

Topic |   China's military
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu shows his signature on a road map for military cooperation between Russia and China during a video call with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu shows his signature on a road map for military cooperation between Russia and China during a video call with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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