Pacific Fleet marines to conduct drills on Kuril Islands soon

Marines of the Russian Pacific Fleet, stationed in Kamchatka, will soon conduct several exercises, including with over-the-beach landing on the Kuril Islands, spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Monday.

Marines of the Russian Pacific Fleet, stationed in Kamchatka, will soon conduct several exercises, including with over-the-beach landing on the Kuril Islands, spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Monday.

According to him, the military district commander Colonel General Sergei Surovikin checked the Kamchatka Marine brigade combat readiness on Monday.

"Troops of the formation created in December 2013 have already approved themselves in various exercises of different levels, including the Vostok-2014 strategic manoeuvres, the active phase of which took place in Kamchatka. They will soon participate in a number of tactical exercises, including in drills with over-the-beach landing on islands of the Kuril chain," Gordeyev said.

First published by TASS.

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