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Russian Navy drills involving over 40 vessels begin in Pacific Ocean – ministry

The maneuvers also involved 20 aircraft and helicopters

MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. Russian Pacific Fleet’s exercises involving over 40 warships and support vessels, as well as 20 planes and helicopters, have begun in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"In the course of practical training, task groups together with naval aviation will detect the notional enemy’s submarines, train air defense of tactical groups of ships, perform combat and training exercises involving surface and aerial targets and practice organizational issues related to material and technical support of seaborne forces," the ministry said.

The Marshal Krylov missile range instrumentation ship and the Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate are currently in the exercise zone, together with large anti-submarine ships and corvettes, small anti-submarine ships, minesweepers, missile boats and auxiliary vessels.

The exercise is being conducted between June 3 and 10, in accordance with the Pacific Fleet’s 2022 training schedule.