Nov 9, 2012 18:31 Moscow Time

Большой десантный корабль БДК мыс Клерк военные учения залив Петра Великого

Photo: RIA Novosti

A frigate and a naval tugboat from Russia and two frigates from Italy have successfully carried out joint counter-piracy and air defence exercises in the Ionian Sea.

The mock attackers were Italian Harrier jets.

The drill is to last until Saturday.

Voice of Russia, Interfax