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Warships from three Russian fleets ply the Sea of Japan

On Wednesday, warships from the Russian Navy’s Pacific, Northern and Black Sea fleets participated in war games in the Sea of Japan as part of the large-scale Vostok-2010 strategic exercise.

“The Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) guided missile cruiser, the flagship of the Northern Fleet, and the Moskva cruiser, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, were alerted and put out to sea. A large formation comprising warships, submarines and support ships from the Pacific Fleet sailed from various other bases. All of the fleet’s coastal services, including Marine units and naval aviation, were also alerted,” Captain First Class Roman Martov, head of the Pacific Fleet’s press service, told RIA Novosti.
In all, the exercise is to involve about 20,000 military personnel, 70 fixed-wing aircraft, 2,500 pieces of weaponry, military and specialized equipment, as well as over 30 warships. The Vostok-2010 strategic exercise is to end on July 8.

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