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MURMANSK, August 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Northern Fleet squadron of warships comprising the large landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky, Georgy Pobedonosets (St. George the Victorious) and Kondopoga have left the Mediterranean Sea through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Atlantic Ocean, RF Northern Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga told Itar-Tass on Monday.
“In the Atlantic area the Russian ships’ crews today has a set of drills to repel an air attack from different heights and directions. It is planned shortly planned to conduct naval exercises, including training on survival and helping a ship in distress,” Serga said.
According to him, during the voyage the RF Northern Fleet squadron has already covered more than 8.2 thousand nautical miles, successfully fulfilling a number of training and combat tasks in the combined inter-feet group of the Russian Navy with ships of the Baltic Fleet. “During the voyage through the North Atlantic areas the Northern Fleet ships have yet to drill a number of tasks for joint manoeuvring in the northern latitudes,” the RF Northern Fleet representative said.