KALININGRAD REGION, RUSSIA – AUGUST 4, 2019: The Boiky corvette, the Michman Lermontov landing craft, and the Passat small missile ship of the Russian Navy take part in the Ocean Shield 2019 naval drill in the Baltic Sea. Vitaly Nevar/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Êàëèíèíãðàäñêàÿ îáëàñòü. Êîðâåò “Áîéêèé”, äåñàíòíûé êàòåð “Ìè÷ìàí Ëåðìîíòîâ” è ìàëûé ðàêåòíûé êîðàáëü “Ïàññàò” (ñâåðõó âíèç) âî âðåìÿ îïåðàòèâíûõ ó÷åíèé “Îêåàíñêèé ùèò – 2019” â Áàëòèéñêîì ìîðå. Âòîðûå îïåðàòèâíûå ó÷åíèÿ “Îêåàíñêèé ùèò” ïðîõîäÿò ñ ó÷àñòèåì 49 êîðàáëåé è áîåâûõ êàòåðîâ, 20 ñóäîâ îáåñïå÷åíèÿ, 58 ëåòàòåëüíûõ àïïàðàòîâ Âîåííî-ìîðñêîãî ôëîòà è Âîçäóøíî-êîñìè÷åñêèõ ñèë, 10634 ÷åëîâåêà ëè÷íîãî ñîñòàâà Âîîðóæåííûõ ñèë ÐÔ. Âèòàëèé Íåâàð/ÒÀÑÑ

MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. The naval exercise Oceanic Shield-2020 with more than 30 ships kicked off in the Baltic Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday.

“The Oceanic Shield-2020 naval drills have begun under the direction of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Yevmenov,” the statement says.

The drills involve over 30 warships of various classes, naval aviation, coastal defense troops, air defense forces and marine infantry, the ministry specified.

During the drills running in the Baltic Sea, the naval forces will conduct launches of attack and anti-aircraft missiles and hold artillery firings, the ministry said.

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