MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. The crew of the Black Sea Fleet’s landing ship The Caesar Kunikov will take part in a combined airborne troops exercise in Crimea, the fleet’s spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachov told the media.
"In the course of the preliminary phase of the current command staff exercise of Russia’s airborne troops the crew of the Caesar Kunikov ship will practice boarding and landing on unequipped coast with airborne troops and vehicles also present. In the final phase of the exercise there will be an airdrop and amphibious assault operation at Crimea’s Opuk proving ground," he said.
The amphibious assault operation at the Opuk proving ground is due on March 21.
A combined military exercise involving three airborne units and also the Black Sea Fleet and Aerospace Force began in Crimea earlier on Monday.