Black Sea Fleet drills start in Crimea tomorrow

 Black Sea Fleet drills start in Crimea tomorrow

Over 2,000 troops will land from the Black Sea Fleet’s warships onto the Crimean coast during tactical drills, the Fleet’s press office reported.

"A total of 24 combat ships and support vessels, over 2,000 servicemen and about 150 weapon systems and aircraft of the Black Sea Fleet will be involved in the tactical exercise with units of the marine infantry and coastal defense large formation from the Fleet’s 22nd army corps," TASS cited the statement as saying.

The drills will involve the frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Makarov, the missile corvettes Vyshny Volochyok and Mirazh, the patrol vessel Dmitry Rogachyov, large amphibious assault ships and boats, ocean minesweepers and small anti-submarine warfare ships, T-72B3 tanks, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, Su-30SM fighter jets, Ka-27, Ka-52 and Mi-8 helicopters.

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