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Russia denies warships heading for Syria

Saturday, August 4, 2012 Comments off

Russian warships can dock in Syria for resupply – Ministry of Defense

Russia denies warships heading for Syria

RIA Novosti

Russia’s Defence Ministry has denied reports that large landing ships of the Northern Fleet carrying marines had planned to visit Syria’s Tartus port. Read more…

Warships en route to Syria to protect Russian nationals – reports

Monday, June 18, 2012 Comments off

Naval infantry equipment being loaded onto Russia’s Black Sea Fleet military ship Cesar Kunikov on July 20, 2011 (RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov).

It is being reported that large Russian amphibious naval ships are steaming toward the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russian civilians and naval infrastructure are under threat from ongoing civil disorder. Read more…

Russia and China pull together to counter US Asia drive – RT

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Comments off

Chinese sailors march pass the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov berthed at a naval base in Qingdao, northeastern China on April 23, 2012 (China Out/AFP Photo).

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will cement its military alliance with China, including an increase in joint exercises in the Asia-Pacific. The move follows a US pledge to step up its naval presence in Asia in a bid to extend its influence. Read more…

Britain to send Daring destroyer to Persian Gulf

Sunday, January 8, 2012 Comments off

Britain is sending another warship to the Persian Gulf as tension keeps rising over Iran’s threats to block the Strait of Hormouz, the world’s main oil transport channel. Read more…

New British warship sent to Gulf

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Comments off

Great Britain’s Royal Navy has sent one of its cutting-edge destroyers, HMS Daring, to the Persian Gulf to replace a frigate. The new ship is undetectable by radar.

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Back in December, the Strait of Hormuz that connects the Gulf to the Arabian Sea saw the arrival of the American carrier group led by the USS John C.Stennis. Read more…