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Russian military hold drills in occupied Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Drills were also conducted in Dagestan, North Ossetia, Rostov and Stavropol regions
16:29, 29 March 2019

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russian military carried out drills of missile ships, as Russian Defence Ministry reported.

The message reads that over 5,000 servicemen participated in the drills.

Related: Combat drills of Ukrainian military took place in Donbas

“Missile formations of the 58th and 49th all-arms army of the Southern Military District, guided-missile ships of the Black Sea fleet and Caspian fleet implemented the battle tasks,” the establishment reported.

Drills were conducted not only in the occupied Crimea, but also in Dagestan, North Ossetia, Rostov and Stavropol regions.

Related: Ukrainian Parliament allows foreign military personnel to the territory of Ukraine for drills

As it was reported, three NATO vessels entered the Black Sea.

Earlier, French Navy warship, Éridan-class Minehunter Capricorne (M653) entered the sea port of Odesa

Earlier, American guided missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107) has passed the Great Belt and entered the Baltic Sea moving along the German coast as gazeta.ru reported. This vessel entered the Baltic Sea for the second time in 2019. 

Related: Russian vessels escort NATO frigates in Black Sea

USS Gravely is the leader of the First permanent naval group of NATO, 57th out of 62 destroyers of the fourth generation with guided missile weaponry of Arleigh Burke type. Its construction was approved by thr U.S. Congress. The vessel is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles are its main weapon. The missile's range is up to 2,500 km and it can carry the nuclear warheads.

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