Navy ships completed tasks in the Barents, Norwegian, Baltic and Black Seas during the sudden readiness check, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday before the meeting of the military department, devoted to summing up the results of the inspection.
The sudden readiness check of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation, as well as individual units and formations of all military districts was held from 16 to 21 March on the order of Commander-in-Chief, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The minister said the inspection was carried out in three stages, each lasted two days.
He noted that during the check the marine groups defeated imaginary enemy’s ships, worked out search for its submarines, amphibious landing and protection of the marine border.
According to Shoigu, airborne units were redeployed to the Kola Peninsula, islands of Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land, and other regions.