The Global Lightning 17 manoeuvres took place from 7 to 17 February. Acts in case of a conflict with another nuclear state in the European theatre of war were exercised. If before only one option of combat acts used to be exercised, this time appliance of all the possible schemes was rehearsed. Officers from Australia, Canada, Denmark and Great Britain took part in the drills.
As Pravda.Ru reported, the US intelligence conducted a research in late January on whether the Russian and Chinese state structures would be capable of surviving a nuclear strike. The results have not been revealed.
On May 19, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will take part in an online ceremony to mark the launch of the construction of the Russian-Chinese nuclear power facility