In this handout photo released by the Russian Defence Ministry, servicemen attend joint exercises of the Russian and Syrian military in the Mediterranean Sea, in Tartus, Syria. Joint exercises of the Russian and Syrian military to defend strategically important objects from attack by high-speed vessels of a simulated enemy. The exercise involved the high-speed boat "Yunarmeyets Blatiki" of Project 03160 "Raptor" and the Grachonok anti-sabotage boat, as well as Mi-8AMTSH and Mi-35 helicopters from the Hmeimim air base. The Russian vessel "Raptor" played the role of the violator of the sea border. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.