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MOSCOW — Russia will "over the next few days" be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday.
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"The well-known situation shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean called for certain corrections to the make-up of the naval forces," a source in the Russian General Staff told Interfax.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
They lied about Iraq, Lied about Bosnia, Lied About Iraq's 1998 Bombings. They lied About Afghanistan, Lied about the WMDs in Iraq 03. They lied about Libya and now they are lying about Syria.
edit on 29-8-2013 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Dr1Akula
I don't think that Russia will get involved, just 2 more ships aren't a threat to NATO.
Turkey and Greece who are both in NATO, have very strong ''navy'' power, and they can easily win Russia in Mediterranean sea. Western drones and airforce are unbeatable, And Israel has the upper hand in missile defence since they have used Greece's Russian-made S-300 in many defense war exercises.
Imo I can't see why would Russia get involved, they will gain little and lose everything, even if they will be backed up by china, which is also very unlikely.
Russia also leases a naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus, giving the Russian navy its only direct access to the Mediterranean, Mankoff said.
The port of Tartus is home to a small Russian naval facility.
"This is not a new group ... but a planned rotation," an highly-placed navy official who was not identified told state-run RIA news agency.
(Reuters) - Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama has said he will seek congressional authorization for punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after what Washington said was a sarin gas attack that killed over 1,400 people. Russia is a staunch backer of Assad in his war with rebels trying to topple him.
The reconnaissance ship left Russia's naval base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol late on Sunday on a mission "to gather current information in the area of the escalating conflict", the Interfax report quoted an unidentified military source as saying. The Defense Ministry declined immediate comment but Interfax said the vessel, the SSV-201 Priazovye, would operate separately from a Russian navy unit already stationed in the Mediterranean.