Russia announces exercises near Crimea, maneuvers in the Black Sea
The exercises involve offensive engineering units near Crimea and the maneuvers involve more than 30 Russian ships.
Today, Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the beginning of military exercises for offensive engineering units using the latest equipment in the Krasnodar Territory, near Crimea.
The Ministry stated that army aviation has begun combat exercises to master flight and combat in night conditions in the Stavropol region in southern Russia.
In the same context, the Russian Black Sea Fleet said today, Tuesday, that the Fleet's maneuvers in the Black Sea started with the participation of more than 30 Russian ships, which included firing exercises from the ships' artillery.
The Fleet's press service said the Black Sea Fleet ships have mastered conducting a naval battle with artillery fire, searching for and destroying a hypothetical enemy submarine, as well as providing air support to a group of ships taking part in the exercises.
The press service stressed that the ships were trained to defend the coast of Crimea, the bases of the forces of the Black Sea Fleet, maritime communications, and areas of maritime economic activity.
It pointed out that more than 30 warships of different classes from the Black Sea and other fleets from Russia are participating in the exercises, namely, frigates, coast guard ships, missile destroyers, missile boats, landing ships, anti-submarine ships, as well as minesweeper ships.
The press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet also stated that the naval forces, naval aviation, and coastal units of the Black Sea Fleet are participating in exercises in preparation for major naval exercises under the general command of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.
It is noteworthy that the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, a few days ago, the start of the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises "Union Packages-2022" in Belarus.