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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, May 24 (Itar-Tass) — Exercises of special-purpose underwater swimmers for combating underwater sabotage assets have been held on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the press service of the Eastern Naval District (E.N.D.) reported on Thursday.
Combat underwater swimmers underwent training at the station of a brigade of ships for the guarding of a water area of troops in the northeast. They practiced firing from special-purpose underwater pistol SPP-1, diving to various depths and polished skills in underwater orienteering, as well as in a search for and neutralization of possible sabotage means of a simulated enemy in the area of ships' basing.
According to Captain 3rd Rank Maxim Shinkevich, commander of the special-purpose detachment for combating underwater sabotage, "The monthly duration of swimmers' stay underwater has grown by more than 30 hours in view of an increase in the number of missions facing the divers," the E.N.D. press service report said.