Russia's Black Sea Fleet Searching Simulated Submarines – Defense Ministry

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Small ASW ship MPK-49, the Aleksandrovets, and small ASW ship MPK-118, the Suzdalets - Sputnik International
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the Russia's Black Sea Fleet jointly with the naval aviation conducted a search for a simulated enemy's submarines in the designated areas of the Black Sea.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ships of Russia's Black Sea Fleet jointly with air force conducted search for a simulated enemy's submarines, the Defense Ministry's press service said Thursday.

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"Jointly with the naval aviation, the Pytlivy patrol ship, as well as small anti-submarine ships the Suzdalets and the Aleksandrovets, conducted a search for a simulated enemy's submarines in the designated areas of the Black Sea," the press service said.

The press service also said that a number of vessels carried out minesweeping tasks during the exercise.

On March 12, Black Sea Fleet information support head Capt. 1st Class Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said that a tactical group of Russian Black Sea warships was holding military drills targeting decoy "enemy" bombers and ships.

Prior to that, in February, warships from the Black Sea Fleet started exercises of anti-missile defense systems and naval aviation to deflect cruise missile attacks.

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