Dangerous sea area: Russia conducts shooting maneuvers in the Baltic Sea

According to statements by the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russia conducted firing maneuvers on practice targets in the Baltic Sea, as the German news website n-tv.de reports.

The crew of a warship conducted a series of planned exercises in which they fired on surface and aerial targets in a challenging environment, using electronic countermeasures from a potential enemy, according to the department.

The Ministry of Defense said that the Baltic Fleet sea area where the exercise took place has been temporarily classified as dangerous for civil shipping and aviation. The timing of the exercises is not known. The Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet has its main base in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea between the NATO countries of Poland and Lithuania.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick A. Ratcliff, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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