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Russia Sends Naval Flotilla To Syrian Port: Report

Interfax-Military
July 10, 2012

Group of Russian Northern Fleet ships heading to Syria – source

MOSCOW: The large anti-submarine ship, Admiral Chabanenko, and three large landing ships left Severomorsk on Tuesday for the Mediterranean Sea, where they are due to enter the Syrian port of Tartous, a military diplomatic source told Interfax-AVN.

“The program involves a visit to the Syrian port of Tartous which hosts a [Russian] naval base,” the source said.

During the journey, the Northern Fleet ships will be joined by the Baltic Fleet’s Yaroslav Mudry escort vessel and vessels from an auxiliary fleet, he said.

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Agence France-Presse
July 10, 2012

Russia sends naval flotilla to Syrian port

Russia has sent a naval flotilla of six warships led by an anti-submarine destroyer to its naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

The Admiral Chabanenko and three landing craft have left their home port of Severomorsk in the Arctic Circle on their way to the Mediterranean where they will be joined by the Russian patrol ship Yaroslav Mudry as well as an assistance vessel, a military source told the agency.

“The program of the voyage includes a call in the Syrian port of Tartus,” the unnamed source told the news agency.

The source said the trip was taking place in line with the plans of military readiness of the Russian fleet. According to Interfax, the source insisted that the deployment “was not linked to the escalation of the situation in Syria.”

“In Tartus the ships are going to top up on supplies of fuel, water and foodstuffs,” the source said, adding that their deployment in the Mediterranean would last until the end of September.

Russia has been bitterly criticized by the West for failing to cut military ties with Syria despite the conflict between the regime and opposition rebels that has claimed thousands of lives.

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  1. brandeditems8
    July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm | #1

    It is Russia’s interest to keep Syria afloat, besides what the people “want” is not what Russia is about. Democracy is just the facade to the real cronyism that rules Russia (and with a pretty big stick, too). You will know them by their fruits.

    • richardrozoff
      July 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm | #2

      Are you advocating the sort of “democracy” installed by NATO powers in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya?
      No one can be that irretrievably misanthropic…

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