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Russian Navy Shows Off Maritime Might In Zapad 2017 Drills

The Russian Navy flexed its military might on the Barents Sea as warships from the country's Baltic Fleet took part in the large-scale Zapad (West) 2017 military drills. The maritime maneuvers on September 16-17 simulated enemy aircraft attempting to destroy Russian ships. Joint Russian-Belarusian military drills also took place in the Brest region of western Belarus involving helicopters and paratroopers. The four-day Zapad 2017 exercises run until September 20. Reuters)