A serious episode in the Black Sea as Russian warships and airplanes encamped NATO ships with the “Ritsos” (P-71) TKK is also targeting.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense’s announcement, Russian warships entered the Black Sea to conduct naval exercises while the NATO Maritime Shield 2019 is under way and “practiced in realistic combat conditions thanks to NATO exercises,” as he attributes.
This is stated in a statement from the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
“The Black Sea Fleet warships sailed from their base to join the naval formation of the other Russian naval units located in the same sea area.
The development of Russian warships took place in pre-determined areas, in order to control and supervise the situation on the seabed, the surface and the air.
In the Russian military mobilization, the Russian A-50 fighter radar, Su-27SM and Su-30 fighters, along with strategic bombers. (they also released video with strategic Tu-160 bombers along with Su-27 fighters flying over the Crimea amid heavy rains)
The South Military Region is ready and the Bal-and-Bastion missiles are activated.
About 50 fighters and helicopters participate in the military exercise, while the 5-hour patrol radars reported 20 targets on the Russian Su-27SM and Su-30 aircraft (20 are also NATO ships).
This is due to NATO’s “Sea Shield 2019” exercise that gave us the opportunity to exercise (!) The Black Sea Fleet at a realistic level of combat, “ says the Russian Defense Ministry.
Earlier, the Russian Navy also made missile shots. The “Ivanovets” and “R-60” corvettes performed drills by launching ultrasonic missiles “Moskit” into surface targets, 30 nautical miles away.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko earlier reported that increased NATO activities in the Black Sea contain risks for the region’s security.
“Our position is clear, any NATO effort in the Black Sea is silly from a military point of view.
They will neither strengthen the security of the region nor NATO itself but create additional military risks.
Russia is ready for any challenges to military security in the Black Sea and will take additional defensive measures if necessary, “ Grushko said.
Let us note that the present at the end of the NATO exercise was given by the President of Romania and General Ciuca with their visit to the NATO warships
Let’s note that in the exercise “SeaShield-2019” participated also the Greek TKK RITSOS (P-71).
Exercise supervised by military representatives from Georgia and Ukraine.
This is the largest naval exercise of its kind, with the participation of 2,200 soldiers and 20 warships from Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Turkey, USA and the Netherlands.
In the context of the war simulation exercise, “common combat procedures” against the “threats emerging” in the Black Sea were carried out according to the briefing, due to Russia’s “unacceptable behavior” in the region, as stated previously by the Permanent US Representative to NATO Kate Hattschon. (Click to Source)
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Until April 17th, #HMCSToronto is sailing the Black Sea as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) on #OpREASSURANCE.
We’re conducting a variety of maritime situational awareness patrols and interoperability exercises with other navies #WeAreNATO @NATO_MARCOM
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