The Pacific Fleet’s surprise combat readiness inspection practiced the preparedness of strategic missile-carrying submarines for employing their weapons, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
The Pacific Fleet’s forces are carrying out the 2nd stage of the drills. The naval task force set up in a distant maritime area is transiting to the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk, accomplishing the objectives of combat maneuvering and ferreting out the underwater situation, the defense chief said.
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