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Warships participating in FRUKUS exercise arrive in St. Petersburg

June 30, 2012, 14:16 UTC+3
In the FRUKUS exercise the international tactical group of ships "guarded an international underwater gas pipeline under construction"
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ST. PETERSBURG, June 30 (Itar-Tass) —— Warships of the countries participating in the FRUKUS-2012 international exercise have arrived in St. Petersburg, the head of the press service of the Western Military District, Andrei Bobrun, told Itar-Tass.

The American cruiser Normandy, the British destroyer York, the French destroyer De Grasse and the Russian guard ship Yaroslav Mudry moored at the Angliyskaya (English) Embankment.

In the FRUKUS exercise, which took place in the Baltic Sea for a week, the international tactical group of ships "guarded an international underwater gas pipeline under construction".

At the headquarters in the building of the Central Naval Museum, officers of the navies of Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom and France together with the commanders of the ships will discuss the exercise results this Saturday.

The concluding ceremony will take place at the museum on Sunday. Command representatives of the participating countries, who arrived in St. Petersburg on Friday, will participate in the ceremony.

The visit of the ships will end on July 3-4.

The FRUKUS international naval exercises are held annually by the navies of France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This year, Russia is the host of the event for the first time. In the previous years, the manoeuvres took place in various regions of the Atlantic -- near France in 2009, near Great Britain in 2010 and near the United States in 2011.

 

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