Russia: Large Landing Ship Minsk Sails off BF Main Naval Base Balistyk

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: ship Large landing ship Minsk sailed off Baltic Fleet (BF) main naval base Baltiysk on June 1 under the flag of BF Landing Ship Division executive officer Capt 2 rank Igor Smirnov to participate in the BALTOPS-2011 joint naval exercise.The farewell ceremony was attended by BF Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Sergei Farkov, representatives of Baltiysk city administration, and families of the crew. In their speeches they wished the crew success in the exercise and expressed hope that BF mariners would worthily represent the St. Andrew’s flag at the international maneuvers.According to the cruise commander Capt 2 rank Igor Smirnov, the exercise will consist of three phases in June 3-20; the ship will practice joint activities within the task force to be formed in the Baltic Fleet.It should be noted that it is going to be 39th BALTOPS exercise and 18th with Russian Baltic Fleet attended.Apart from Russian mariners, naval servicemen of 13 countries will participate in the BALTOPS international exercise – the US, France, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Estonia. In addition, for the first time British and Finnish warships as well as Georgian search team will attend the exercise. Totally, over 20 surface ships, 14 aircrafts and 8 helicopters will be involved.Pre-cruise conference and commanding officers briefing will take place in German port Kiel in June 3-5.During sea phase the ships will perform gun firing drills at air and sea targets, practice joint maneuvering, rendering assistance to distressed ships, and life-saving at sea. Besides, the participants will search and “destroy” a submarine, inspect a suspect vessel, and conduct joint anti-terror drills.Upon termination of the active phase, the exercise results will be summarized in the Kiel port (Germany); then the ships are to take part in traditional Kiel Week festival.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, June 3, 2011; Training & Education View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy View post tag: Balistyk View post tag: main Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Large Landing Ship Minsk Sails off BF Main Naval Base Balistyk Russia: Large Landing Ship Minsk Sails off BF Main Naval Base Balistyk View post tag: Landing View post tag: large View post tag: Sails Share this article View post tag: BF View post tag: Minsk View post tag: Naval June 3, 2011 View post tag: Baselast_img read more

Lucas Torreira on verge of Fiorentina move as Arsenal accept structured £21.3m fee

first_imgLucas Torreira on verge of Fiorentina move as Arsenal accept structured £21.3m fee Comment Torreira has long wanted to return to Italy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal had hoped to recoup the full £26m they paid for the midfielder but they have agreed to loan him to Fiorentina for a fee of £7.1m and the deal will include an option to buy for £14.2m in a year’s time.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal were able to sanction the deal after coming to an agreement with Real Madrid for Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is set to spend a second season on loan at the Emirates, seeing off competition from Real Betis in the process. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWith Torreira and Henrikh Mkhiyaryan – who joined Roma this week – off the books, Arsenal will feel more comfortable in triggering a £45m release clause in Partey’s contract.The Ghanian is keen on a move to north London and has resisted Atletico’s attempts for him to sign a new deal, which would remove the release clause. Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Sokratis and Hector Bellerin are also up for sale, in what promises to be a summer of change in the red half of north London. MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds talks with Thiago Alcantara but Manchester United put off by midfielder’s wage demands Advertisement Sean KearnsThursday 3 Sep 2020 5:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link28.5kShares Advertisement Lucas Torreira is set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira is on the verge of leaving Arsenal for Italian side Fiorentina after the Gunners agreed a structured £21.3million deal for the midfielder.The Uruguayan hit the ground running at the Emierates when he arrived in a £26m deal from Sampdoria in 2018 but his form dipped under Unai Emery and he’s failed to impress Mikel Arteta. Arteta is keen to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer but the Spaniard has been told he must sell before he can buy again, having already recruited Willian, Gabriel and Pablo Mari this summer.Torreira has pined for a return to Italy for the last 18 months, having attracted attention from AC Milan in the last year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more