Russia holds piracy drills

Around 200 marines take part in anti-terror, piracy drills.

Russian Marines Conduct Anti-Piracy Exercises

Russian marines carried out drills last week involving exercises on recapturing a civilian vessel seized by pirates, a spokesman for the Russian Navy said Monday.

“Between February 17 and 21, within scope of the preparation program for conducting tasks in counter-terror groups on Russian Navy ships, carrying out tasks in sea and ocean zones, marines at the Navy’s Joint Training Center took part in tactical drills involving inspection exercises, as well as freeing a civilian ship captured by pirates,” Igor Dygalo said.

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