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Within the framework of the exercises, Pacific Fleet ships occupied areas in the Sea of ​​Japan and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk

Pacific Fleet ship groups occupied dispersal areas in the Sea of ​​Japan and Sea of ​​Okhotsk as part of a surprise check of the combat readiness of the Eastern Military District, the press service and information department of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation reported on Saturday.

Along the route, the ships, with the support of anti-submarine aviation, organized anti-submarine defense in the near zone and searched for submarines by hydro-acoustic complexes. At the same time, the organization of mine defense was being worked out.

"As part of a surprise check of the Eastern Military District, naval strike groups (KUG) and naval search strike groups (KPUG) of the Pacific Fleet completed the passage by sea from their permanent deployment points and occupied areas of dispersal in the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk," the message says.

Having occupied the points in the deployment area, the warships began to monitor the distant air and surface situation.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to conduct a surprise check of the combat readiness of the troops of the Eastern Military District. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, from 10.00 Moscow time on Thursday, the military units and military units of the Air Defense Forces will be put on full alert by Putin's order. The Eastern Military District unites military units in Transbaikalia and the Far East, with its headquarters in Khabarovsk. The check will take place from 11 to 18 September.

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