Russia starts its largest naval exercise in post-Soviet era
The Russian Navy has kicked off a 9-day exercise in the high Mediterranean and Black seas off the shores of Syria. It is the largest naval maneuvers since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The objective behind the war games is to improve coordination b/w different naval groups during missions in far-away sea zones.
As per experts, the exercises will serve to demonstrate Russia’s naval power to a highly explosive region and render moral support for the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia leases a naval base at the Syrian port of Tartous.