Russia’s Ministry of Defence said today the naval exercises will take place from September 1 to September 8.
A spokesan said 25 vessels and 30 planes would take part, the TASS news agency reported.
The ministry said the drills would involve carrying out anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-mining exercises.
The drills come amid tensions between Russia and the West over Syria’s northern rebel-held region of Idlib.
A source said yesterday that Russia’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was preparing a phased offensive there.
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