Over 20 combat ships and vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet departed from their naval bases in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk for drills in the Black Sea waters, said the Fleet’s press office, Report informs, citing TASS.

In compliance with the 2022 plan of the Russian Armed Forces’ training, a series of naval drills will be held in January-February this year in all the areas of responsibility of the Navy’s fleets under the general command of the Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov.

The drills will cover the seas adjacent to Russian territory and also operationally important areas of the World Ocean. Separate drills will run in the Mediterranean, North, and Okhotsk Seas, in the northeastern Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean.