Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 17 / Trend, E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh naval forces have started an exercise called Shagala 2013 in the Caspian Sea, the Kazakh Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
Within the exercise, Kazakh naval forces must protect and defend strategic facilities, artificial islands and oil and gas facilities in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea. They will work on strengthening of the state border, protection and defense of vessels and ships at the sea and conduct live fire with weapons of new Kazakh rocket-artillery ships 'Kazakhstan' and 'Oral'.
The exercises will last for three days.
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