Russia's Black Sea Fleet starts combat training amid NATO drills
A task force of the Black Sea Fleet has started scheduled combat training amid NATO’s Sea Breeze-2019 drills, the Fleet’s press service saidю
"While fulfilling the goals, the task force of Russian warships has started practicing a number of scheduled combat training events in the Black Sea waters," TASS cited the statement as saying.
The Black Sea Fleet’s drills involve some 10 warships, including large amphibious ships Azov and Cezar Kunikov, small-size missile ships Orekhovo-Zuyevo and Mirazh, and some guided-missile boats.
These vessels continue controlling the activities of NATO ships in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and practicing joint navigation and combat maneuvering at sea ranges. At the final stage of the drills, the Black Sea Fleet’s warships will carry out missile and artillery shootings at sea and air targets from air defense missile systems and artillery systems, the Fleet’s press service added.