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Russian Navy Holding Nuclear Incident-Response Exercise

Russian navy personnel this week will hone their responses to a nuclear disaster during an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, RIA Novosti reports.

"On July 14 to 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense will be conducting command and staff drills in [the] Eastern Military District, Russia's Far East, to simulate the aftermath of nuclear disasters," the ministry announced.


The drill will involve atomic substances placed aboard Russian Pacific Fleet ships, an assessment of updated crisis response protocols and attempts to minimize the effects of an atomic accident.

Russia has conducted nuclear response exercises before, but the timing of this one comes as Moscow continues its saber rattling in the face of continued tensions with Ukraine and NATO.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.