Russian news agencies cited the Moscow Defense Ministry as having launched a series of exercises. The Russian Pacific Fleet will conduct the operation for a week, we learned.
However, the exercises will take place while Vladimir Putin’s troops continue their three-month invasion of Ukraine.
The exercises in the Pacific are thought to be thousands of miles away from events in Ukraine.
But the Ministry of Defense (MoD) issued an update on events in Ukraine and even claimed that Russia had suffered significant losses.
In an intelligence update released yesterday, the Ministry of Defense said: “Russia has taken control of most of Sieverodonetsk.
READ MORE: Biden hails ‘stronger’ UK relations in Jubilee message to Queen despite Brexit worries
“In both places, the river line probably still remains controlled by Ukrainian forces, who have destroyed the existing bridges.
“It is likely that Russia will need at least a short tactical pause to prepare for opposing river crossings and subsequent attacks further into Donetsk Oblast, where Ukrainian armed forces have prepared defensive positions.
“It risks losing some of the momentum they’ve built over the past week.”