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Friday, January 30, 2015

Russian Forces to Exercise in Baltic After Lithuania Publishes Manual on How to Deal With Invasion

Udaloy class DDGRussia’s entire Baltic Fleet, as well as air and land forces, will conduct drills this weekend in and around Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday.

The Baltic Fleet includes more than 50 destroyers, corvettes, missile ships, landing ships, minesweepers and other vessels. “The exercise will prepare the fleet for battle readiness, conducting damage control and anti-sabotage maneuvers,” the Defense Ministry said.

A separate Ministry of Defense statement said air- and land-based troops would conduct simultaneous exercises in the Kaliningrad region.

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