A detachment of warships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet entered the Barents Sea as part of the exercise with the Arctic Expeditionary Group of Forces and Troops.
The detachment includes the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov, the large anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov, as well as support vessels.
During the exercise, a detachment of warships will work out the issues of interaction between the heterogeneous forces of the fleet in the joint solution of tasks to ensure the safety of sea communications and areas of maritime economic activity of the Russian Federation in the northern seas in the event of crisis situations.
In accordance with the Training Plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, in January-February, a series of naval exercises are held in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the general leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
The main focus of the exercises is to practice the actions of the forces of the Navy and the Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter military threats to the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.
The exercises will cover the waters of the seas adjacent to Russian territory, as well as operationally important areas of the World Ocean. Separate exercises will be held in the waters of the Mediterranean, North, Okhotsk Seas, in the north-eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean.
In total, it is planned to attract over 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 units of military equipment, and about 10,000 military personnel to participate in the events.