Russia holds military drills in southwest during NATO exercises in Black Sea

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Military exercises involving S-400 missile systems were held in Russia’s southernwestern Krasnodar Territory, the Russian Black Sea Fleet press office said on Tuesday.

The drills took place as Western countries con-ducted their Sea Breeze-2021 military exercises in the Black Sea, which include 5,000 servicemen, 40 airplanes and 32 vessels from 32 countries, includ-ing Ukraine, the United States and NATO members.

“During tactical and special drills, the servicemen of anti-aircraft units of the Southern Military District deployed in the Krasnodar Territory carried out the blocking of a massive missile strike from a hypo-thetical enemy,” the statement read.

According to the same statement, the Russian troops used the S-400 Triumph missile and Pantsir-S self-propelled anti-aircraft systems. The exercises were held without actual missile launches.

The exercises included 100 servicemen and over 30 units of military and special equipment, the press office specified.—AP

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