Russia closes areas of the Pacific coast for exercises

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it will close several coastal areas in the Pacific Ocean for the announced naval exercises of its Navy.

It is about the south of the Sea of ​​Ojotsk; from the Gulf of Peter the Great, where the city of Vladivostok is located, and from Avacha Bay, on the Kamchatka peninsula.

Within the framework of tactical exercises and firing practices with torpedoes, missiles and artillery, it is planned to orderly close the corresponding areas and their airspace”, says the military statement.

Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin informed foreign military attachés of this during a meeting in Moscow.

Russia put its Pacific fleet on maximum combat alert in the framework of exercises whose objective is “increase the ability of the Russian Armed Forces to repel an aggression from a potential enemy from seas and oceans”.

tension with Japan

“It is necessary to rehearse actions to prevent the deployment of enemy forces in an important operational zone in the Pacific, the southern part of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, and to repel their landing in the Southern Kuriles and Sakhalin Island,” said Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defending.

The dispute over four Kuril islands, whose sovereignty Japan claims, has so far prevented the signing of a peace treaty between Moscow and Tokyo, pending since the end of World War II.

The script for the Fleet exercises, under the command of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevménov, includes defensive actions against missile attacks, submarine search and destruction tests, and firing practices with torpedoes, artillery, and missiles.

atomic submarines

Both Russia and China have criticized the development of atomic submarines within the framework of the AUKUS block (Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA), as a threat to stability and security in Asia.

Last month, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, denounced that this block lays the foundations for a prolonged confrontation in this region after the Kremlin condemned the supply of atomic submarines to the Australian Navy within the framework of said alliance.

Putin wants more soldiers

Vladimir Putin promulgated a law that persecutes men of military age who do not want to serve in the Army, be they conscripts or reservists, as part of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

The law was approved this week by both houses of the Russian Parliament – ​​Duma and Senate – and prohibits so-called
to ranks.