Russia's Pacific Fleet conducts anti-submarine drills in Sea of Japan

Combat ships of Russia's Pacific Fleet conducted anti-submarine exercises in the Sea of Japan, as well as artillery firing at sea and air targets during a sudden readiness check, TASS news agency reported on Monday.

The vessels left their permanent bases and arrived at the designated training area, where they carried out tactical maneuvers in different formations and provided all types of defense for the naval convoy during the sea transit, said the report.

All tasks were completed, said Sergey Merkulov, commander of the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, adding the sudden readiness check did not present difficulties for his team as they have been receiving training almost every week since January.

Under the directive of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the exercises started from Friday, involved naval and air forces, as well as military and support units.

(Cover: In this handout photo released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on April 14, 2023, Missile boats of the Russian Pacific Fleet prepare to sail off for maneuvers near Vladivostok, Russia. /CFP)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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