Iranian naval ships provided support to Russian marines landing on the coast in Dagestan as part of the Kavkaz-2020 strategic exercise. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The chief of staff of the Caspian Flotilla, Rear Admiral Nikolai Yakubovsky, said that a detachment of warships of the Iranian Navy consisting of missile boats “Joshan” and “Paykan” together with missile ships “Tatarstan”, “Astrakhan” and “Ustyug” were able to destroy the mock enemy and provided cover forces of tactical amphibious assault.
In addition, it is noted that the joint ship group of Russia and Iran, presumably, will carry out a number of tasks for the defense of sea communications to counter conventional terrorists.
Earlier it was reported that two US strategic bombers approached the Russian borders in the Crimea region, where the large-scale strategic exercises Kavkaz-2020 were held, on Wednesday, September 23.