Russia’s Northern, Pacific fleets hold joint exercise in Arctic

The drill was held in the area of the Novosibirsk islands in the Arctic.

Russia’s Northern and Pacific Fleets have held joint exercises, including missile launches and artillery firing practices in the area of the Novosibirsk islands in the Arctic, the Russian Defence Ministry has told the media.

"Acting in cooperation the ships organized protection of a combat naval group from enemy aircraft and ships and carried out missile and artillery firing practices with on-board weapon systems," the chief of the Russian Navy’s combat training department, Viktor Kochemazov is quoted by the Defense Ministry’s news release as saying.

First published by TASS.

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