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Russia, S.Korea to hold joint military drills in Sea of Japan

RIA Novosti

02:49 07/07/2010

VLADIVOSTOK, July 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russian and South Korean coast guards will hold joint anti-piracy and antiterrorism drills on Wednesday in the Sea of Japan, a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) border guard spokesman said.

Russia's FSB patrol ship Herluf Bidstrup with a Ka-27 helicopter on board and Boug Coast Guard ship arrived at the port of Mukho for the tactical exercises on Tuesday.

The visit will last until Friday. The Russian delegation is led by chief of Russia's FSB Coast Guard Department, Col. Gen. Viktor Trufanov.

The spokesman said two Russian and three South Korean vessels, two ship-based helicopters - one Russian and one South Korean - as well as several motor boats and commando groups will take part in the exercises.

During the drills, border guards will practice activities to fight smugglers and terrorists, free vessels seized by terrorists and free hostages, rescue people at sea and extinguish fires on ships after bomb explosions.

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