Russia sends warships to the Black Sea to monitor NATO exercises

The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s reconnaissance and attack ships as well as coastal missile systems have been put in combat readiness state in connection with NATO’s exercises in the Black Sea, stated the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Defense Ministry, on Monday.

“Reconnaissance ships, naval attack groups, coastal missile systems Bastion and Bal and naval aircraft are on duty in the designated areas of the Black Sea,” TASS  reported citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The ships from Bulgaria, Canada, the Netherlands, Romania and Turkey take part in the exercises which started on April 8, 2019.

The ships from the Standing NATO Maritime Group SNMG-2, which have been present in the Black Sea since March 28, also participate in these exercises.

  Russia, NATO, Canada, Black Sea Fleet