Contents tagged with Russian military exercises

  • Russia launches large-scale aviation exercises near the Ukrainian border and in annexed Crimea

    The Russian Federation has launched large-scale aviation exercises for the Southern military district, involving roughly one hundred aircraft and helicopters. The Air Defense and the Black Sea Fleet forces will take part in the exercises, which are set to take place in the Rostov region, Krasnodar Krai, and annexed Crimea, the Interfax agency reports, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense. During the exercises, aircraft will land on a prepared airfield in the Rostov region and will perform …

  • Rockets from Russian-made submarines found on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea

    Signal rockets for Russian-made Baltic Sea submarines were found in three places on the Polish coast over several days, Polish channel RMF24 reports.

    The KSP rockets that were found are called signal buoys. They come from a Kilo-class submarine. The only such boat in the Polish fleet is ORP Orzeł. According to local sailors, the rockets could not have been fired from this boat. According to the Polish military, the rockets could have been used by Russians at a sea training site during …

  • Russia carries out naval exercises in the Baltic Sea

    The Russian Federation Navy’s Baltic fleet comprising 24 warships and various support vessels has been deployed in the Baltic Sea as part of its military exercises in the Kaliningrad region, reported.

    Naval aviation conducted training in the same area, conducting bomb strikes on ground targets. The maneuvers took place in the Dobrovolsky military firing range, located on the border with Lithuania.

    Russia has been conducting military exercises in the Baltic Sea on a regular basis. …

  • Russia blocks part of the Azov Sea for Ukrainian vessels due to navy exercises

    Russia has started firing exercises in the Azov Sea, closing two thousand square kilometers of the sea for Ukrainian vessels as an ultimatum, military reporter Andriy Tsaplienko stated on Facebook, noting that this distance to the Ukrainian coast violates the convention on the Law of the Sea.

    “The threat is approaching our shores,” the statement reads. “Russia is closing two thousand square kilometers of the Azov Sea for Ukrainian vessels as an ultimatum.  Firing exercises are said to be …

  • Russia begins military exercises in the Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, the Russian military have begun exercises for mastering the detection of enemy vessels, Krym.Realii reports.  

    The press-service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet reported that the Fleet’s coastal missile systems take part in these exercises.  The Russian military currently have the Bastion and Bal coastal missiles systems deployed in the Crimea. Command-staff exercises of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s missile brigade are conducted at the training site in the Crimea.  

    “In …

  • Russian warships to conduct military exercises near Syria

    According to the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warnings for seafarers, the Russian Navy will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria.

    An area along the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean Sea will be closed for firing exercises that will be conducted by the Russian fleet. It will be closed on April 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 from 10 am to 6 pm Moscow time.

    According to Interfax, as part of the permanent operational group of the Russian Navy in the …

  • Latvia urges its citizens not to be afraid of Russian military exercises

    Latvian deputy Artis Pabriks assured the general public that there was no reason to be afraid of Russian military exercises. "We aren’t afraid of Russian military exercises. We will keep an eye on them, and remain vigilant and confident in ourselves, our state and our freedom. Don’t let them ruin Easter for us," he wrote on Twitter

    Russian naval forces informed Latvia that it would conduct training launches of missiles in the Baltic Sea from April 4 to 6. The Russian Federation asked Latvia to …

  • Japan protests against Russian air drills in Kuril Islands

    Japan has filed a protest with Russia concerning Russian air drills over the island of Iturup, Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno said in response to questions from MPs of the Lower House.

    On Monday, two Russian Su-35 fighters executed a drill to relocate from Khabarovsk Krai to the Burevestnik reserve military airbase on Iturup Island, covering a distance of over 2,000 kilometers. The exercise was done in order to improve their flight training and their experience in defending Russia’s air …

  • Russia begins exercises with the Iskander missile systems in Stavropol Krai

    An Iskander missile unit arrived at one of the testing grounds in the Stavropol Krai to participate in exercises with the Iskander-M tactical missile system, Vadim Astafyev, the Chief of the Press Service of the Southern Military District, said.

    "The missile unit of the 58th combined arms army of the Southern Military District equipped with the Iskander-M tactical missile system arrived at one of the training sites in the Stavropol Krai to conduct exercises," he said.

    According to Astafyev, …

  • 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 …