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Baltic Fleet ships to take part in international exercises in 2014

December 04, 2013, 17:40 UTC+3 KALININGRAD
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KALININGRAD, December 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Ships of the Baltic Fleet will take part in four international naval exercises in 2014, make unofficial visits to ports of five states, spokesman to the Western Military District Captain II Rank Vladimir Matveyev told Itar-Tass.

“In compliance with a plan of international military cooperation in 2014 crews of military ships of the Baltic Fleet will take part in international naval exercises BALTOPS (Baltic Operations), Baltic Sarex, Dynamics Mercy, DANEX and others,” Matveyev said.

Ships of the Baltic Fleet will make unofficial visits and business calls to ports of Belgium, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. Delegations led by the Baltic Fleet commander will visit Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France to discuss contacts between fleets, Matveyev said.

The expiring year was intensive for the Baltic Fleet. Ships and marines of the Baltic Fleet took part in FRUKUS International Naval Exercise involving Britain, France and the United States. Ships made 15 unofficial visits and business calls to 14 ports of foreign states.

German, Mexican, Japanese, Swedish and Dutch ships visited naval bases of the Baltic Fleet in 2013.

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