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    MOSCOW, August 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Northern and Baltic fleets will conduct joint exercises in the Northern Atlantic in late August, the head of the Russian Navy's press service said.

    They will practice missile, artillery and torpedo shooting and will have to locate and destroy a mock convoy, Igor Dygalo said.

    Dygalo said the Northern Fleet's heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, the anti-submarine warfare ship Admiral Chabanenko, the Ushakov destroyer, the Altai towboat and the Osipov tanker would participate in the drills.

    The Baltic Fleet will send its patrol ships, Neustrashimy and Pylky, and the Olekma tanker.

    Dygalo said aircraft based on the Admiral Kuznetsov would also have a mission to perform.

    "The Northern Fleet warfare ships will practice locating and destroying a mock convoy," Dygalo said. "The deployment phase has already been completed and the vessels will embark on their tasks shortly."

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