Russia’s Black Sea Fleet began yesterday its most massive maneuvers of recent years. More than 50 ships, land-based naval aviation, and marine infantry are taking part in the exercises under the command of Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchenko, the Fleet’s recently appointed commander. Firing and landing exercises by several ships off Abkhazia’s coast during the last two weeks prefaced the large-scale maneuvers which began yesterday. (Interfax-Ukraine, Krasnaya zvezda, April 9 & 10)
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