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Two Chinese Navy frigates enter Black Sea: their purpose unknown

Chinese Navy sent two modern Chinese Type 054A frigates Linyi (547) and Wei Fang (550) to the Black Sea. Journalists are trying to figure out where the ships are heading to.

Chinese Navy sent their ships to the Black Sea. Yesterday, at about 6:00 p.m. Kyiv time, two modern Chinese missile frigates of the same type (Type 054A), Linyi (547) and Wei Fang (550), entered the Black Sea through the Bosporus strait, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to BSNews.

The Turkish media do not have any idea of what the ships arrived in the Black Sea for. Their entry was not announced. According to the sources, the two frigates, or at least one of them, is heading to Novorossiysk to participate in the celebrations in honor of the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.

According to another version, one ship will arrive in the ports of other Black Sea countries, as it happened in 2012. Both frigates are of the Jiangkai II class and are a part of the Northern Fleet of the Chinese Navy, based in Qingdao.

Earlier it was reported that Russia and China were going to deepen their friendly cooperation by holding joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea in May.