Contents tagged with Russian military exercises

  • Russia launches large-scale military exercises on border with Ukraine

    On Monday, March 19, in various areas of Russia, and also in the annexed Crimea, large-scale artillery exercises of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation began, reported the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia.

    About 8,000 servicemen and nearly 1,400 pieces of military equipment are involved in the maneuvers, among them the Tornado, Grad and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems; Khosta, Msta-S and Akatsiya self-propelled artillery mounts; and self-propelled …

  • Russian Navy conducts drills in Baltic Sea

    The Russian Navy has begun drills in the Baltic Sea which will involve more than 20 military and auxiliary vessels, TASS reported, citing official Russian Navy spokesperson Roman Martov.

    “The strike forces of the Baltic Naval Base – small missile ships and motorboats, minesweepers and various vessels from the auxiliary fleet – carry out missions. In total, the maneuvers will involve more than 20 ships and auxiliary vessels from the fleet,” he said.

    Martov clarified that in the first stage of …

  • Russia conducts exercises with Bastion and Bal coastal missiles systems in annexed Crimea

    On February 15th, Bastion and Bal missile combat crews of the Russian Black Sea Fleet held exercises on destroying sea targets in the annexed Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian military department.

    "At the Crimean test sites, the personnel of the Bastion and Bal anti-ship coastal missile systems are conducting planned exercises to develop practical skills in carrying out missile strikes," the press service of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia said.

    It was specified that the …

  • Russian aircraft practice launching cruise missiles at Ukraine

    While Ukrainian aircraft were carrying out drills, Russian planes took off, approached Ukraine’s border as closely as possible, and practiced launching cruise missiles, reported the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    “A group of strategic Tu-95 missile-carrying bombers, accompanied by a pair of Russian Su-30 fighters, flew into the airspace of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and practiced the imaginary launch of cruise missiles towards mainland Ukraine,” the command’s Facebook post reads. …

  • Russia conducts military exercises in Transdniestria

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova expressed indignation at the Russian military conducting regular military exercises in the territory of Transdniestria, as stated in comments by the foreign ministry.

    “According to information published on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, an operational group of Russian troops stationed in the Transdniestrian region of Moldova is again conducting military exercises, the purpose of which is …

  • Russia conducts artillery exercises in Crimea

    On January 24, army corps of the Black Sea Fleet’s artillery units began conducting exercises at the Angarskyi training site in the Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "Howitzer artillery crews, multiple launch rocket systems, and mortar units will conduct training actions on preparing units for combat and complete testing of engineering equipment and masking and retargeting maneuvers," the report said.

    According to the department, the exercises are …

  • Russia conducts exercises of naval aircraft in annexed Crimea

    Russian Black Sea Fleet naval pilots, flying Su-24 front-line bombers and Su-30 multirole fighters took one day of single flights to assault ground targets at the Opuk polygon in annexed Crimea with rocket, missile and bombing attacks, reported the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "A total of up to 20 warplanes and helicopters were involved in the combat training activities; about 50 flights were performed. The total flying time of the Black Sea …

  • Russia begins drills with S-300 anti-air defense systems in Rostov region

    Russia has begun tactical drills using S-300 PM1 anti-air defense systems in the Rostov province, Southern Military District spokesperson Vadim Astafyev told Interfax.

    “In Rostov province territory, tactical drills have begun with divisions of the anti-air missile forces of the 4th army of the air force and the anti-air defense of the Southern Military District. At the training alarm signal, the S-300 PM1 anti-air missile systems marched in a designated region, during which the soldiers …

  • Estonian general: during Zapad-2017 exercises, Russia simulated war with NATO

    In an interview with the newspaper Bild, General Riho Terras, Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces said that he believes that Russia modeled war with NATO during the Zapad 2017 exercises.

    "I’ll be blunt: during the Zapad 2017 exercises, Russia simulated a full-scale military attack against NATO. It was not directed only against the Baltic states, as the theater of exercises stretched from the North to the Black Sea. The scale and the area of ​​maneuvers were much larger than officially …

  • Polish defense minister: Russia preparing for offensive operations

    The recent Zapad 2017 large-scale Russian-Belarusian military exercises are evidence that Russia is preparing for offensive operations, said Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “The Zapad 2017 exercises ended two months ago. They were held in the space between the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea, and even involved the launches of Iskander ballistic missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads. The Russians were not preparing for defense, but for aggression,” …