“A major NATO exercise called Neptune Strike 22 will begin on Monday (January 24. -


) and will last until February 4,” Kirby is quoted by TASS.

According to him, the maneuvers, which will involve ships, submarines and naval aviation, "are designed to demonstrate and improve the capabilities of NATO states when interacting at sea."

Earlier it was reported that the largest NATO exercises beyond the Arctic Circle will be held in March, 35,000 military personnel from 28 countries will take part in them.