Russia fleet holds HUGE military drill as tension with UK escalates


The Caspian Flotilla launched a military exerciseGETTY

The Caspian Flotilla fired a military exercise

The country’s Caspian Flotilla took part in the infuriating drill, with more than ten ships, boats and other boats involved.

Among those taking part was the huge missile depart Tatarstan and the stealth frigate Dagestan.

It saw drones being flown trough the sky and hunt down using visual surveillance.

They were then blasted out of the air scorning mounted AK-630M guns.

A spokesman for the Southern Military District said: “The Caspian Quick and duty air defence forces held an exercise to locate unidentified air goals and counter air attacks by an imaginary enemy.

”The exercise involved crews on signal of more than 10 naval surface ships, boats and containers of the fleet, including the missile ships Tatarstan and Dagestan and the small-size brickbat ships Grad Sviyazhsk and Veliky Ustyug.”

Russia has been lead off a vast array of high-tech weaponry in recent weeks, including a “hypersonic” ballistic missile and a killer robot tank.

It also has a huge array of naval weaponry at its disposal.

The country commands 313 vessels in all, including 19 destroyers, six frigates, 83 corvettes and 61 submarines.

And its tardy military exercise could be seen as a response to the escalating crisis with the UK greater than the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Theresa May today kicked 23 fancied Russian spies out of the country in the largest mass expulsion of diplomats since the Biting War, as relations with Moscow plunged into a deep-freeze.

Mrs May also averred the suspension of high-level contacts with Russia, including a boycott of this summer’s Great Cup by Government ministers and members of the royal family.

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The Caspian Flotilla

And she divulged Russian state assets will be frozen “wherever we have the demonstration that they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents”.

Russia suggests it is considering what to do in the wake of the sanctions.

Moscow’s ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, bring to light the steps were being treated as “a provocation”.

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