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Over 20 Ships Participate in Caspian Flotilla Anti-Submarine Drills

Sputnik News

16:17 12.05.2015(updated 16:29 12.05.2015)

Russian servicemen practiced repelling a terror attack by an underwater subversive group and responding to bomb threats.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Some 20 ships and 400 servicemen took part in the Caspian Flotilla anti-submarine and anti-sabotage drills, the Russian Armed Forces' Southern Military District's press service said Tuesday.

"Anti-submarine and anti-sabotage drills were held in the ships' bases in Astrakhan and Makhachkala…Over 20 ships, boats and vessels took part in the exercises, as well as 400 servicemen," the press service said in a statement.

The drills involved a simulation of a terror attack conducted by an underwater subversive group.

Apart from the above, servicemen practiced their response to possible bomb threats.

The Russian Navy's Caspian Flotilla is stationed in the port city of Astrakhan, ensuring the country's interests in the Caspian Sea region. The flotilla comprises several divisions and brigades of surface ships and coastal troops units.


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