Putin blasts Lithuania’s ‘idiotic conclusion’ about Russian judges being threat to VilniusRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:38
Court refuses to summon Chechen leader Kadyrov for questioning in Nemtsov murder caseRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:00
Spain becomes most popular foreign destination for Russian touristsSociety & Culture December 06, 15:52
Putin urges to prevent erosion of Russian ConstitutionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 15:40
Alexander Van der Bellen wins presidential election in AustriaWorld December 06, 15:33
Nurses killed in Aleppo hospital attack to be buried with military honorsWorld December 06, 15:26
Putin says Russia’s legal framework changes too quicklyRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 15:10
Syrian authorities rule out ceasefire if militants refuse to leave Aleppo — ministryWorld December 06, 14:55
Turkish PM praises Moscow, Ankara efforts in fight against terrorismWorld December 06, 14:36
MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. Ships and aircraft of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will hold drills to practise repelling a notional enemy’s air strike against Crimea, Fleet spokesman Nikolay Voskresensky said on Monday.
"The Samum missile hovercraft, the Mirazh small missile-carrying ship and the Shuya R-60 and R-109 missile boats will practise repelling an enemy’s air strikes at the Black Sea Fleet’s combat training ranges off Crimea today and tomorrow. For this purpose, Su-24 frontline bombers of the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation will be involved in this episode," the spokesman said.
After repelling an air attack, the ships will practise delivering a missile strike against a simulated enemy’s ships and engaging in an artillery battle with a naval strike force, which will be simulated by the vessels of the fleet’s coastal defense brigade.
"The ships are expected to live-fire cruise missiles in the final part of the drills to hit sea targets," Voskresensky said.
The exercises will be held under the command of Crimean naval base commander Yuri Zemsky, the fleet spokesman said.