The Russian Ministry of Defense began the final inspection after the winter training session of the coastal troops and naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet. As a part of the command and staff exercises of the fleet, artillery units fired at the hypothetical gun posts on the coast of the Opuk training ground in the annexed Crimea. For this exercise Grad multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery systems, and towed howitzers were used. Also, the Forpost system of unmanned aerial vehicles was used to monitor the quality of the execution of the tasks.
It was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order calling up Russian reservists for a two-month military training in 2017.