MOSCOW, June 10-RIA Novosti. InRussia has started naval maneuvers, the Defense Ministry said.
"In accordance with the training plan of the military command bodies of the forces (troops) Pacific Fleet for 2021, in the central part An operational exercise of diverse fleet forces in the far Sea zone is being conducted in the Pacific Ocean, " the ministry said.
It is led by the Commander of the Pacific Fleet AdmiralSergey Avakyants.
Participants will work out various tasks ,including " managing groups away from their bases while protecting and defending ocean communications," as well as interaction between ships and aircraft.
Tactical teams have already traveled approximately four thousand kilometers and deployed forces at the designated point. The maneuvers involve about 20 surface warships, submarines and support vessels.
Among them — the missile cruiser "Varyag", the large anti-submarine ship" Admiral Panteleev", equipped with guided missile weapons; the frigate" Marshal Shaposhnikov", the corvettes" Gromky"," Perfect "and" Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov", the ship of the measuring complex" Marshal Krylov " and others.
The exercise also involves about 20 aircraft, including Tu-142MZ long-range anti-submarine aircraft, MiG-31BM high-altitude fighter-interceptors and other VKS vehicles.
So there we have the VMF deploying their main vessels in the middle of the Pacific to train operating them far from their bases and defending sea routes. While Iran deploys their navy to the Southern Atlantic amidst increased attacks by Israel and acts of piracy by US and UK.
Further comments by Viktor Kravchenko:
Admiral of the Russian Federation called the exercises in the Pacific Ocean unprecedented in scale
Former Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Navy, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko, said on Thursday, June 10, that the exercises of the Russian Navy in the Central Pacific are unprecedented in scale.
"In the post-Soviet period, there were no such exercises involving such a large number of forces, "he said"To Interfax".
Kravchenko noted that these exercises, in addition to military tasks, also have geopolitical goals. So, according to him, Russia shows the capabilities of the forces and means of the Pacific Fleet at a significant distance from the coastal infrastructure. He specified that this is the middle part of the Pacific Ocean — the transition routes of aircraft carrier groups.
"We show the capabilities of the Pacific Fleet to both the United States and Japan, to everyone, including NATO, which has become interested in the Asian theater of military operations," Kravchenko said.
The Admiral also stressed that the ships at the disposal of the Pacific Fleet allow us to solve the tasks of preventing military threats from the sea.
Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that an operational exercise of diverse fleet forces in the far sea zone is being conducted in the central Pacific.
So, about 20 aircraft are involved in the event, in particular, Tu-142mz long-range anti-submarine aircraft, MiG-31BM high-altitude fighter-interceptors and other aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.