Russia Holds Their Own BALTOPS

June 10, 2019 (TASS) – Several naval groups comprising corvettes, small missile ships and an anti-submarine warfare vessel have sailed to practice ranges in the Baltic Sea for naval drills, the Baltic Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “As part of planned drills, the naval hunter-killer and surface action groups comprising the corvettes Boiky and Stoiky, the small missile ships Serpukhov, Zelyony Dol, Liven and Passat and the anti-submarine warfare ship Aleksin will hold a set of drills,” the press office said in a statement. The naval ships will practice…

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Baltic Fleet’s corvettes return home after long ocean voyage

Project 20380 corvettes of the Baltic Fleet, the Soobrazitelny and the Boiky, and the Kola tanker finished a three-month ocean voyage and returned to the Baltiisk port on Sunday. The vessels covered 35,000 nautical miles, fleet spokesperson Roman Martov told TASS. “The corvettes and tanker, who have carried out planned tasks in the areas of the North Atlantic, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Indian Ocean, today were welcomed at the Baltiisk military harbor,” he said. The Baltic Fleet’s Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Nosatov welcomed home the crews. The homecoming…

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HMS Westminster Escorts Russian warships Through English Channel

Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster is today escorting a Russian military task group through the English Channel and areas of UK interest. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate was activated on Friday (5 Jan 18) to sail and keep watch on two Russian warships and two supporting vessels as they passed close to UK territorial waters in stormy conditions. HMS Westminster remained at sea over the weekend to meet up with the Russian vessels, keeping track of their activities in areas of Britain’s national interest. During this time, sources told SeaWaves…

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Baltic Fleet ship detachment leaves Cyprus

Baltic Fleet ship detachment, including corvettes Boiky and Soobrazitelny, and tanker Kola, finished its visit to Limassol port. Currently, the ship detachment is conducting tasks in course of the long-range sortie in the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian seamen replenished food, water, and fuel storages as well as got familiarized with sights of the island. In total, the Russian ships have covered over 7,000 nautical miles.

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