Russian Northern Fleet starts military drills in Barents Sea

Chen Zhuo
2019-05-30 09:25:54

MOSCOW, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Northern Fleet said Wednesday it has begun large-scale military exercises in the Barents Sea.

A total of 15 surface ships, submarines and support vessels, as well as airplanes and helicopters are involved in the exercises, Tass news agency reported, citing a statement by the fleet's press service.

The exercises consist of counter-strikes against simulated enemies, protecting the water area deployed by combat forces, searching and destroying submarines by a fleet and an anti-submarine aircraft, countering air attacks and rescuing people in distress at sea, according to Tass.

In April, the Northern Fleet held a two-week military exercise in the Barents Sea.

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