French naval visit in Severomorsk

The frigate "De Grasse" has been in service in the French navy since 1977. Photo:

The French frigate «De Grasse» has arrived in Severomorsk for an official visit and joint naval drills with the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea.


The French frigate arrived in the Northen Fleet’s main base on Monday for a five-day official visit. The joint exercises will start on June 15 and focus mostly on anti-piracy drills, Pervy Kanal reports.

The Northern Fleet will participate in the exercises with the large landing ship “Aleksandr Otrakovsky”. 

Russia and France also held joint exercises in 2010. Back then the Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser “Petr Veliky” visited the port of Brest.