According to Interfax news agency, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that it would send more than a dozen warships, including landing craft, from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea to participate in military exercises.
Western countries and Ukraine have expressed concern about Russia’s military power in Ukraine.
Moscow claims that as long as it deems it necessary and does not pose a threat, the army will stay there.
On Tuesday, it announced that it will begin planning to conduct combat readiness checks on its troops, which will include more than 4,000 exercises this month.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said: “As part of the winter training, more than a dozen amphibious and artillery ships of the Southern Military Wing are crossing the fleet from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea.” Military exercises.
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is located in Crimea, which was annexed from Ukraine in 2014.