MURMANSK, August 7. /TASS/. A group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s warships that took part in Russia’s Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg on July 29 has entered the English Channel from the North Sea on a long-distance voyage to the Atlantic, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.
"The group of warships includes the missile-carrying cruiser Marshal Ustinov and the large anti-submarine warfare ship Severomorsk," the press office said.
Before that, the warships completed their passage through the Baltic straits and entered the North Sea.
The warships have covered a distance of over 4,000 nautical miles since they left Severomorsk, the Northern Fleet’s main naval base, on July 5. The warships represented the Northern Fleet in the Main Naval Parade on Russia’s Navy Day off Kronshtadt and took part in the inter-fleet drills in the Baltic Sea jointly with the combat ships of the Baltic and Black Sea Fleets.
The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov and the large anti-submarine warfare ship Severomorsk are set to continue performing long-voyage missions in the Atlantic Ocean.
The warships’ crews will hold training and drills to practice ship damage control, assistance to seafarers in distress and the provision of all types of protection and defense for a group of warships in a sea passage.