At the closing ceremony on May 26, the PLAN and Russian Navy commanders, Vice Admirals Tian Zhong and Alexander Fedotenkov, had only good things to say about Joint Sea Drill 2014. Fedotenkov, according to ITAR TASS, remarked that the fire, manuvers and resupply of the "unified squadron" was a signficant step forward in joint command and control, organization and planning. Vice Admiral Fedontenkov also remarked that future Sino-Russian naval exercises and other military activities would also involve the Russian Baltic, Black Sea and Northern Fleets, as well as Russian long range missile units and Chinese naval aviation. Fedeotenkov also snarked about "harassment from a third country", the third country is undoubtedly Japan, given that Chinese fighters intercepted two Japanese surveillance planes near the no fly zone on May 24. Given the political and operational success of Joint Sea Drill 2014, Chinese naval presence in Russian waters in troublespots of the Arctic Ocean, Baltics, Black Sea and Mediterranean is now a likely possibility.