Russian Navy : The Arctic Expeditionary Group of the Northern Fleet began the exercise on the night of January 26. The exercise is led by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Admiral Alexander Moiseev. According to the press service of the Northern Fleet, the headquarters will work out action plans to resolve crisis situations in the Arctic Ocean region, and the crews of warships will work out actions to ensure military security, they will test tactics and methods of conducting naval combat in the Arctic region, and protect the communications of the Northern Sea way.
The newest frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, the large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”, the large landing ship “Ivan Gren”, the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov”, the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov”, the large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” ”, submarines, support vessels. In total, the crews of 30 ships, submarines and support vessels, 20 aircraft and helicopters are involved in the exercise.
Exercises in the Arctic are just one episode of the combat training of the Russian Navy. In January-February, he conducts a series of naval exercises under the general supervision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. The Navy and Aerospace Forces are practicing actions to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter military threats from sea and ocean directions. More than 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft and helicopters have been involved.
So, the day before, a joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise “Peaceful Sea-2022” was held in the Arabian Sea. The Russian Navy was represented by a detachment of Pacific Fleet ships: the guards missile cruiser Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs, and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma. The Chinese Navy was represented by the Urumqi missile destroyer and the Taihu supply ship. The military sailors of the two countries worked out the release of a conditionally captured ship.
At the same time, a detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet, consisting of the corvettes Stoykiy and Soobrazitelny, went on a long voyage. The goal is to ensure the naval presence and the demonstration of the St. Andrew’s flag in various areas of the oceans.