Russian Navy conducts exercises in Far East

Russian warships were firing rockets and artillery in military exercises in the far east of the country.

Zenger News obtained the video from the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Wednesday.

The Defense Ministry said (in Russian): “Pacific Fleet warships conducted rocket and artillery fire near Kamchatka.

Ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet conducted target practice off the coast of Kamchatka, Russia, in May 2022.
Russian Defense Ministry/Zenger

“The small missile boats ‘Iney’ and ‘Smerch’ as ​​part of the ship’s strike group developed joint actions to conduct a sea battle with a simulated enemy, conducting rocket and artillery fire.

“The event was held as part of a planned tactical exercise with the Pacific Fleet ship strike group at the Avacha Bay Maritime Training Range.”

The Pacific Fleet is the fleet of the Russian Navy in the Pacific Ocean. Its headquarters are located in Fokino, near Vladivostok.

Avacha Bay is located on the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, located in the far east of Russia.

The update comes after Moscow claimed a strategic victory through the fall of the port city of Mariupol.

Russian authorities said they plan to tear down Azovstal itself and turn Mariupol into a “tourist town,” according to the Institute for the Study of War.

The Kremlin also says Ukrainian fighters from the Azovstal plant have been taken to a former penal colony in a Russian-controlled part of Donetsk.

The Russian Defense Ministry said 771 Ukrainian fighters from the steel mill had surrendered as of May 19, bringing the total to 1,730, with 80 of the fighters wounded.

However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia’s invasion of Ukraine an “absolute failure” and said Russian leaders were afraid to admit “that catastrophic mistakes were made at the highest military and state levels.”

Zelensky also said that Ukraine is determined to regain control of the southern cities of Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Enerhodar and Mariupol, now occupied by Russian forces.

On the ground, Ukrainian forces have retaken villages around the northeastern city of Kharkiv, but Russian forces have made slow progress in the east of the country.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces claim to have killed some 28,500 Russian soldiers since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

They also say that between February 24 and May 19, the enemy lost 1,254 tanks, 3,063 armored fighting vehicles, 595 artillery systems, 199 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 203 planes, 167 helicopters. , 2,157 motor vehicles and fuel. tankers, 13 ships/ships, 455 unmanned aerial vehicles, 43 pieces of special units and 103 cruise missiles.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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