Massive Naval Exercise Announced in Russia

"More than 140 ships and 10,000 military personnel will take part in a series of exercise to be held in January and February by the Russian Navy," the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.


"In total, it is planned to involve more than 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 units of military equipment, and about 10,000 military personnel to participate in the exercise" the Russian Defence Ministry stated.

"The exercises will take place in the waters of the seas adjacent to the Russian territory, as well as operationally important areas in the World Ocean. Separate exercises will be held in Mediterranean, Northern, Okhotsk Seas, in the northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean," the military department added.

According to the Ministry of Defense, a series of exercises will be held in all responsibility areas of the Russian navy in January-February. It is reported that the maneuvers are conducted in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces training plan for 2022.

The maneuvers will be conducted under the supervision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

"The main focus of the exercises is to work out the actions of the Navy and Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests in the oceans, as well as to counter military threats to the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions," the message says.

Source: Interfax

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