A unit of two missile-carrying frigates of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, the Linyi and the Weifang, has arrived at the Novorossiysk naval base for an official visit, Cap. 1st Rank Igor Dygalo, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Navy, told Interfax-AVN on Friday.
"A unit of Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy warships including the Linyi and the Weifang frigates called at the Novorossiysk naval base for an official visit at 11:15 a.m. Moscow time today. When the ships were entering the Tsemess Bay, an international salute was fired, consisting of 21 artillery salvos from the Chinese ships and 21 responding artillery salvos by the Novorossiysk naval base's coastal battery," Dygalo said.
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