20 Russian vessels go to the Black Sea for naval exercises

According to information published by Tass on January 27, 2022, over 20 combat ships, boats, and support vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet have left their naval bases in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk to take part in drills in the Black Sea.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian cruiser Moskva (Picture source: Tass)

While sailing to the exercise areas, the crews will practice liaison, safe maneuvering in heavy traffic areas, air defense.

A series of naval drills will be held in January-February this year in all the areas of responsibility of the Navy’s fleets under the general command of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov.

The drills will cover seas adjacent to the Russian territory and also operationally important areas of the World Ocean.

Overall, the maneuvers will involve over 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 items of military hardware, and about 10,000 troops.

The Black Sea Fleet is the fleet of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, and the Mediterranean Sea. 

The main tasks of the Black Sea Fleet are as follows: to protect economic zone and production regions, suppression of illegal production activities, ensure the safety of navigation, and fulfill foreign policy acts of the Government in economically important regions of the World Ocean (visits, ships business visits, joint exercises, peacekeeping missions, etc.).