The Russian Navy will conduct a series of exercises in January-February of this year in all areas of responsibility of fleets, as reported by the Russian Defence Ministry.
“The Russian Navy will conduct a series of exercises in all areas of responsibility of fleets. In accordance with the training plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, a series of naval exercises are held in January-February in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the general leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov,” the message says.
In addition, Russia, Iran, and China will hold joint naval exercises, as reported by the press service of the Pacific Fleet. According to Izvestia, on January 17, a detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet as part of the Nakhimov Guards Order of the Varyag missile cruiser, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs, and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma had already anchored at the roadstead of the port of Chahbehar in Iran.
It is planned that during the exercises the ships will visit the seas of several states. In addition, Russian vessels will replenish food, water, and fuel supplies. According to the Russian Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, the main task of the exercises is to work out actions to ensure the safety of international shipping and the fight against sea pirates. He noted that joint exercises will be held in the Persian Gulf region.
As noted, China and Iran are not the only countries with which Russia conducts exercises. Joint exercises with Belarus “Allied Determination 2022” will take place from February 10 to 20, 2022. During these exercises, measures are planned to strengthen the protection of the state border to prevent the penetration of armed groups of militants and block the channels of delivery of weapons and ammunition.
Source: RIA Novosti