The Chinese army has begun military exercises near Taiwan. Joint air and sea operations started in the sea and airspace to the southwest, north and southeast of the island, according to RIA Novosti.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense condemned the Chinese exercises, saying that their purpose – “Psychologically intimidate the population.”
“PRC is trying to threaten the main ports and cities of the island,” the Ministry of Defense said.
The Taiwanese military is monitoring the situation, raising the level of readiness.
It was previously reported that the Chinese armed forces will conduct joint sea and air exercises around Taiwan, including test launches of missiles with a conventional warhead.
The situation around the island has escalated due to the visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to Taipei USA Nancy Pelosi, whose plane landed today in the capital of Taiwan.
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