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Russian Navy squadron to sail to Syrian port – Russia

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Russian Navy squadron is about to set out for the Syrian port of Tartus, to guarantee security of a Russian supply and maintenance naval base there.

A source in the Russian Navy Main Staff has told the Interfax news agency that a squadron of two large landing ships with marines on board and a rescue tug are almost through with their preparations, and will soon head for the Mediterranean.

The source told the news agency that the order to protect Russia’s interests off the Syrian coast had come unexpected. The Russian General Staff earlier reported about Moscow’s decision to send naval ships to the area.



 Jun 18, 2012 13:17