Russian navy to conduct live fire drill

Drills in South China Sea for Black Sea Fleet.

Russian Missile Cruiser to Conduct Live Fire Drills in Rare Visit to South China Sea


The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet is currently in the South China Sea with plans to conduct air defense and “rocket, artillery and torpedo weapons,” drills in a rare visit to the region, according to an announcement issued Wednesday by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The 11,500-ton Slava-class cruiser Moscow (or Moskva) left Singapore after a port call to conduct the training exercises in an unspecified area of the South China Sea in the last few days, read a translation of the statement.

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