VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Marines of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet started exercises in the Eastern Military District in Russia’s Far East, kicking off the country’s first drills in 2018, the Sputnik news agency reported Tuesday.

Citing a Pacific Fleet press statement released Monday, Sputnik said about 1,000 servicemen of the Pacific Fleet’s marine corps and units began performing tasks at the ranges of Bamburovo, Gornostai and Radygine, the first to begin combat training tasks in 2018.



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