Russia's Southern Military District reported Tuesday that it will be conducting air defence military manoevres in the Caspian Sea in the coming days. Aviation and Naval units of the Russian Armed Forces will participate in the drills.
The Press service of the Southern Military District said that two units of the Russian Caspian Flotilla, the small missile ship Uglich and the small gunship Volgodonsk. will participate in the drills, together with air force units.
The drills coincide with the opening of the 1st European Games in Baku, scheduled for Friday.
It has also been announced that Russian President Putin will attend the opening of the Games. The last time President Putin visited Baku, in 2013, the Russian Caspian Flotilla anchored in Baku Port to accompany the President.
photo: A small artillery ship of the Russian Caspian Flotilla.
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