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Russia is not going to risk wwIII over Assad or for Ahmadenijad for that matter.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Morse code? Are u freaking serious? The US can pick up their position down to the meter via GPS-they dont have to listen to broadcasted radio signals to know where those ships are-this isnt 1950 LOL.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Recollector
RT and Debka? They're both horrible sources.
Russian Navy Command explained warships sending to the Mediterranean Sea.
The warships group from Russia's Northern, Baltic and Black Sea Fleets, sending to the Mediterranean Sea, will hold an exercise there, Interfax reports referring to the Russian Naval General Staff. In particular, the warships group will drill company sailing under the sole command, antiaircraft and anti-submarine defence, anti-piracy protection of civil and commercial vessels.
As part of manoeuvres every warship will carry Marine Corps personnel, the General Staff spokesman said. According to him, the main goal of the campaign is not a call in the Syrian port Tartus. As expected, only support and auxiliary ships will visit Tartus for replenishment. As to warships, they will be sent there if the technological necessity appears.
The flagman of the group is Admiral Chabanenko, a Project 11551 large antisubmarine warfare ship of the Northern Fleet. All the warships will join forces a week later in the the Mediterranean Sea. Recall, reportedly by Central Navy Portal, Admiral Chabanenko and three Russian amphibious assault ships left NF Main Base Severomorsk on July 10. Three amphibious assault ships transport Marine Corps submits on-board. Baltic Fleet guard frigat Yaroslav Mudry and auxiliary ships, based in Baltiysk, will join Admiral Chabanenko later.
Later the unnamed source from the Russian Ministry of Defense told that "the program of the voyage includes a call in the Syrian port of Tartus". 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.
Also the Russian Navy representative informed RIA Novosti that the warships group from Russia's Northern, Baltic and Black Sea Fleets was preparing for drilling in the Atlantic ocean as well as in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
As reported, the group will include: - Admiral Chabanenko, a Project 11551 large antisubmarine warfare ship; Alexander Otrakovsky, Georgy Pobedonosets and Kondopoga, Project 775 large landing ships; support ships - Nikolay Chiker, a Project Ð-5757 rescue tug, and Sergey Osipov, a Project 1559 petrol carrier, from the Northern Fleet; - Yaroslav Mudry, a Project 11540 guardian frigate and Lene, a Project 577 petrol carrier from the Baltic Fleet; - Smetlivy, a Project 01090 destroyer; Caesar Kunikov, a Project 775 large landing ship and Nikolai Filchenkov, a Project 1171 large landing ship, from the Black Sea Fleet.
MOSCOW, July 26 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s navy chief said on Thursday that a flotilla of Russian warships off the coast of Syria would not dock at a port leased by Moscow in the violence-stricken Middle East country. “The joint fleet flotilla will not enter the port of Tartus,” Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov told journalists. “It is carrying out military drills in the Mediterranean.” The flotilla is comprised of 10 warships, plus escort vessels. Chirkov also said the flotilla was carrying marines.
Russian naval unit to continue mission in Mediterranean without Black Sea Fleet ships Russian Black Sea Fleet ships have completed their mission in the Mediterranean as part of an inter-fleet unit including also ships from the Northern and Baltic Fleets, and the unit will continue its mission in the area under a joint command, the Navy Main Staff told Interfax-AVN on Saturday.
"The crews of the destroyer Smetlivy and the landing ships Tsezar Kunikov and Nikolai Filchenkov have completed their combat mission in the Mediterranean," a Navy Main Staff spokesperson said. The Navy Main Staff had told Interfax-AVN earlier on Saturday that the Tsezar Kunikov and the Nikolai Filchenkov had returned to their base at the Sevastopol port on Saturday morning, and the Smetlivy was in the Sea of Marmara and was expected to reach Sevastopol on Sunday to take part in the final phase of a naval parade marking Navy Day.
The inter-fleet unit will continue performing its duties in the Mediterranean until it receives a special instruction from the Main Staff. "It was planned that the units of ships from the three fleets will meet in the Mediterranean at the end of July to jointly perform emerging tasks. However, this task is no longer relevant," he said.