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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Russian navy practices anti-submarine combat in Baltic and Arctic

 Ka-27PS HelixThe Russian navy has practiced anti-submarine combat in both the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Barents Sea in consecutive drills, as its naval reinforcement in the two regions continues.

Russia's military drills from all branches of the armed forces have increased this year, however the ones carried out in the Baltic and Arctic are the most controversial, largely because Russia shares both regions almost exclusively with Nato member states.

Its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad borders Poland on one side and Lithuania on the other, while the other four countries who have a territorial claim on the Arctic besides Russia are all Nato members - Denmark, Norway, Canada and the US.

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