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Russian rocket ships conduct military exercises in Black Sea

Two rocket boats took part in the shooting
17:59, 6 April 2019

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The Russian Navy marine detachment of the Black Sea Fleet conducted missile firing in the Black Sea and returned to the basing station in occupied Sevastopol, reports Radio Liberty.

In addition to the rocket boats "Ivanovets" and "R-60", which directly carried out rocket shooting, 14 ships and support vessels of the Black Sea Fleet returned to the points of permanent deployment. They participated in the closure of the marine test site to ensure the safety of civilian shipping.

The press service of the Black Sea Fleet does not officially announce the exercises.

We recall that after the annexation of the Crimea in 2014, Russia conducts regular military exercises on the peninsula, which are illegal according to representatives of the General Staff of Ukraine.

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Earlier we reported that U.S. military could pass Ukraine another two Island-class patrol boats, in addition to these two that it handed over in September 2018. Ukrainian Military Portal reported that on Thursday, quoting Curtis Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. 

Currently, two boats of this particular kind are on maintenance in the U.S. now; the Ukrainian crews will soon arrive for training.

'We worked and we'll carry on working with their (Ukrainian, - 112 International) Navy. We're in good relations with them. Currently, there's an increase in the funding, which we requested from the Congress to pass Kyiv naval means, first of all, the two ships, the Island-class patrol boats, to start replenishing their Navy. There are other means as well', Scaparrotti said. 

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