Mediterranean warrant. Why Russia holds largest maneuvers of the Navy and air force

© Vadim Savitsky/press service of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation/TASS

For the first time in the history of modern Russia in the Mediterranean sea will be held large-scale joint exercises of the Navy (Navy) and Air and space forces (VKS) Russia. They will involve ships of the North, Baltic, black sea fleets and the Caspian flotilla, as well as aircraft and long-range, military transport and naval aircraft. The group — 26 ships, submarines and support vessels, headed by the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov”, and 34 aircraft.