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Russia, Estonia, Finland hold joint sea rescue drills in Gulf of Finland

Russia, Estonia, Finland hold joint sea rescue drills in Gulf of Finland

Originally appeared at RussiaFed.com

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Border guard ships from Russia, Estonia and Finland on Tuesday held a joint sea rescue training in Russian territorial waters on the Gulf of Finland, the press-service of Russia’s Federal Security Service’s (FSB) border directorate in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region said on Wednesday.

“On August 8 of this year, joint sea rescue training of border guard ships [from Russia, Finland and Estonia] were carried out in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland,”

the statement read.

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The broader goal of this exercise is the three states’ common fight against terrorism and ensuring border protection, the press service said.

The drills are held annually on a rotation basis. Last year’s drills were organized by the Finnish border guard.

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