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Russia sent Warships to its base in Syria

(DP-News - Pravda)

The Russian government announced Tuesday that from December, a flotilla of warships will be sent to the naval base that it has in Syria.

Russian warships were sent to the military base in Syria. The fleet is led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. Included also are a patrol vessel and other vessels.
The Russian authorities affirmed that the fleet will be led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and also have a patrol vessel, an anti-submarine ship, and other vessels.

The information was released by the newspaper Izvestia of the Eurasian country, quoting retired Admiral Viktor Kravchenko, who said Russia sent these weapons to Syria to "prevent" a military conflict.


"Having any military force, other than the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), is very beneficial for the region, as it will prevent the outbreak of a military conflict," said Kravchenko, who was head of the Russian Navy from 1998 to 2005.

A Russian navy spokesman, quoted by Izvestia also confirmed the plan to send ships to the maintenance base that Russia has on the Syrian coast, near Tartus, but assured that it has nothing to do with the current situation in Syria, where in the last months riots have appeared for and against President Bashar al-Assad.
"The sending of the Russian ships to Tartus should not be seen as a reaction to what is happening in Syria (...) This was already planned from 2010, when there were no such events existing there. It has not been an active preparation, and there is no need to cancel or postpone it," insisted the spokesman, who explained that the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov also will visit Beirut, Genoa and Cyprus.

The base at Tartus, a maintenance and supply center for the Russian fleet in the Black Sea, is little used currently by Russian ships and no Russian craft are based there, although military and civilian personnel are present.
Currently, the base houses 600 soldiers and technical staff of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and is being restored so that Russian cruisers and aircraft carriers can dock.
The Russian government discarded that these ships are being used to sow chaos or invade Syria, and it is also opposed to foreign interference and the use of force against the Arab country.
In turn, also, it has advanced to reject any proposed resolution that includes sanctions against President al-Assad`s government.

Visitors Comments          Number of Comments (7)
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Re: Correction
Kaz            12/1/2011 11:44:43 PM
The author meant that the base is for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, not that Tartus is on the Black Sea.
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Re: Correction
Kaz            12/1/2011 11:43:23 PM
The Russian author meant that the base is for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, not that Tartus is on the Black Sea.
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Correction
Chris            12/1/2011 5:37:17 PM
Tartus is not on the Black Sea. Check again. Also, better check the composition of the task force again.
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Russian ships in Siria
sia            12/1/2011 5:27:10 PM
I think it is the Triangle of Russia, Iran, China getting activated!
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What am I gonna do?
Kuznetzev            12/1/2011 5:02:47 PM
Hey, Alex put on napies man, its going to be tough!You wonna bet, pal?
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Russia and Syria
Tony            12/1/2011 4:06:23 PM
The more America intervene with foreign affairs the more economic control it has over the reign. Leave Syria alone and then Russia will cease to build up military bases in the reign
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russian ships in syria
alex            12/1/2011 6:10:44 AM
its a fake diversion so that operation iran freedom can start
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