Russia, NATO to hold joint Black Sea drills

Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and NATO will conduct a joint naval exercise in the Black Sea this coming fall (September to November), Russia's envoy to NATO has said.

The exercise, to be held under the aegis of the NATO-Russia Council, is part of the cooperative airspace initiative, Russia's NATO envoy Alexander Grushko said Tuesday.

The drills will rehearse operations to deal with a terrorist threat from the air, he said, adding that Turkey, Poland and Norway will be among the countries taking part.

--IANS/RIA Novosti



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