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    Russian Ships Hold Landing Drills, Range Practices as Part of Snap Check

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    Russian warships of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla trained different missions, including landing drills and range practices as part of ongoing snap combat readiness inspections, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Snap combat readiness inspections are running across Russia's Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops on August 25-31.

    "Within the framework of snap combat readiness inspections' events at the Black Sea Fleet, Saratov, Caesar Kunikov, Azov and Yamal large landing ships have trained activities aimed at creation of a landing group and landing of amphibous assault landing, backed by aviation," the statement said.

    The statement added that the crews of the Caspian Flotilla's corvettes had participated in missile-landing drills, as well as in range practices.

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