MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Korolev warned Friday that the naval drills area in the Mediterranean has been declared temporarily dangerous for regular navigation and air traffic.
"In order to strictly observe the norms of the international law, as well as to ensure the safety of navigation and aircraft flights, the training areas have been declared in advance temporarily dangerous for navigation and air traffic," Korolev said at a briefing.
The Russian navy chief also stressed that after the completion of the exercises the participating forces will return to their home bases.
According to Korolev, Russian military drills in the Mediterranean will involve 26 warships and submarines, as well as 34 combat aircraft.
The Russian Navy and Aerospace Forces will hold joint large-scale naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea during Sept. 1-8.