Russia and NATO are simultaneously conducting military exercises in the Baltic Sea according to their plans.
Russia began its training today, June 5. More than 3,500 military personnel, about 40 ships, 25 airplanes and helicopters take part in them. They will complete the tasks of protection and defense of sea communications and fleet base points, the press service of the fleet reported. The Russian training will end on June 15.
NATO exercises - the annual "Baltic Operations" - began a day earlier, on June 4. They are attended by nineteen members of the alliance and candidate for membership Sweden. About six thousand soldiers, 50 ships and about 45 aircraft are involved in the exercises. Among other things, the military intends to practice anti-submarine, anti-air and anti-mine operations, work with underwater and surface drones. Training will last until June 16.