Russian navy to hold large-scale military exercises near Alaska?

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 Russian navy to hold large-scale military exercises near Alaska?


Russian warships launch missiles in exercise

Nikolay yevmenov, commander-in-chief of the Russian navy, said more than 50 warships and about 40 aircraft participated in the exercise in the Bering Strait, including several missile launching training.

He stressed that the military exercise is aimed at strengthening Russias presence in the Arctic region and protecting its resources in the Arctic.

In recent years, the Russian military has rebuilt and expanded many facilities in the Arctic region, upgraded runways and deployed more air defense equipment.

The Arctic is believed to hold a quarter of the worlds undiscovered oil and gas reserves. Russian President Vladimir Putin has quoted data that the Arctics mineral resources are worth $30 trillion.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }During the exercise, the U.S. military discovered and closely monitored a Russian submarine near Alaska. Russias Pacific Fleet said it was routine for the Omsk nuclear submarine to surface. In addition, on Thursday night, the US military dispatched F-22 fighters to intercept three groups of Russian tu-142 maritime patrol aircraft approaching Alaska. The Russian planes stayed in the area for about five hours, according to Alaskas latest 50 nautical miles. Some officials said that Russian military aircraft had been staying in international airspace and had never entered the airspace of the United States or Canada. In recent years, Russia has expanded the number and scope of military exercises. After Russia annexed Ukraines Crimea Peninsula in 2014, the relationship between Russia and the West dropped to the lowest level after the end of the cold war. (end) source of this article: Yao Wenguang, editor in charge of global network_ NN1682

During the exercise, the U.S. military found a Russian submarine floating near Alaska and closely monitored it. Russias Pacific Fleet said it was routine for the Omsk nuclear submarine to surface.

In addition, on Thursday night, the US military dispatched F-22 fighters to intercept three groups of Russian tu-142 maritime patrol aircraft approaching Alaska. The Russian planes stayed in the area for about five hours, according to Alaskas latest 50 nautical miles. Some officials said that Russian military aircraft had been staying in international airspace and had never entered the airspace of the United States or Canada.

In recent years, Russia has expanded the number and scope of military exercises. After Russia annexed Ukraines Crimea Peninsula in 2014, the relationship between Russia and the West dropped to the lowest level after the end of the cold war. (end)