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As part of the planned exercise of the Baltic Fleet in training grounds located in the waters of the Baltic Sea, the crews of warships successfully carried out artillery firing at targets simulating enemy air attack weapons.

The firing was carried out by the crews of small missile ships Mytishchi, Odintsovo and Zeleny Dol. Illumination artillery shells were used as targets, delivered by the crews of the Akatsiya 152-mm self-propelled howitzer from Cape Taran in the Kaliningrad region.

Combat exercises were carried out using AK-176 and AK-630 shipborne artillery mounts. As a result of firing, all targets were successfully hit.

In addition, the crews of small anti-submarine ships “Aleksin” and “Kabardino-Balkaria” of the formation of the ships of the protection of the water area of ​​​​the Baltic Naval Base carried out artillery firing at a surface target in the Baltic Sea. A naval shield was used as a target, imitating an enemy surface ship.

In addition, the crews of the MPK carried out the setting of defensive minefields in specified areas using training mines, which later neutralized the Novocheboksarsk and Leonid Sobolev base minesweepers.

About 20 warships, boats and support vessels take part in the planned exercise of the Baltic Fleet, including small missile ships and boats, small anti-submarine ships, base and raid minesweepers, fleet support vessels, aircraft and helicopters of the naval aviation of the fleet.

In accordance with the Training Plan for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, in January-February, a series of naval exercises are being held in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the general supervision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The main focus of the exercises is to work out the actions of the Navy and the Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter the military threats of the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.

The exercises will cover the waters of the seas adjacent to Russian territory, as well as operationally important areas of the World Ocean. Separate exercises will be held in the waters of the Mediterranean, North, Okhotsk Seas, in the northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean.

In total, it is planned to involve over 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 units of military equipment, and about 10,000 military personnel for the combat training event.

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