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On maneuvers "East-2018" the TOF ships have performed operation in the Sea of Okhotsk - RIA Novosti, 9/14/2018


Guards guided missile cruiser of the Navy of the Russian Federation Varangian. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 14 Sep — RIA Novosti. Seamen of the Pacific fleet have worked tasks of conducting and support of group of the ships and vessels in the Sea of Okhotsk within maneuvers "East-2018", reports department of information and mass communications of the Russian Defense Ministry on Friday. Maneuvers take place from September 11 to September 17 under the leadership of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoygu in the Far East and in adjacent water areas of the Pacific Ocean. They will become the largest in Russia in 37 years, will involve nearly 300 thousand soldiers, tens of thousands of armored cars, helicopters, planes and UAVs to them. At one of stages divisions from China and Mongolia will take part in maneuvers. "Within maneuvers of troops (forces) "East-2018" seamen of the Pacific fleet have performed sea operation on conducting and support of group of the ships and vessels in the water area of the Sea of Okhotsk" — it is said in the statement. According to the message, tasks of escort of the big landing ships, landing boats and the hospital vessel "Irtysh" on transition by the sea have executed the Varangian guided missile cruiser, the Fast destroyer, big and anti-submarine corvettes. As have noted in the Ministry of Defence, crews of the ships of protection have worked educational fighting on the organization of all types of defense of group, have carried out joint tactical maneuvering and trainings on communication. The deck anti-submarine Ka-27 helicopters have been involved in performance of tasks of cover of group of the ships from air. "All over 15 fighting ships and support vessels of the Pacific fleet have taken part in carrying out operation" — it is added in the message.

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