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Russian Pacific Fleet Warships to Appear in Eastern Mediterranean Sea
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Russian Defense Ministry said on 8th May that several Pacific Fleet warships enter Mediterranean Sea through Suez Canal in the middle of May. The group includes destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, amphibious warfare ships Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoi, tanker Pechenga, and rescue tug Fotiy Krylov. They will be a part of newly organized “Mediterranean Squadron.”
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Destroyer Admiral Panteleyev(Project 1155 - Udaloy class, 6930T)
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Amphibious warfare ship Peresvet(Project 775, 3450T)

Amphibious warfare ship Admiral Nevelskoi(Project 775, 3450T).



Tanker Pechenga .



Rescue tug Fotiy Krylov




It is not an accidental decision. In March, as if foresaw the intensifying situation of Syrian civil war, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu already said that "a permanent naval task force is needed to defend Russia’s interests in the Mediterranean Sea.”



Russian warships will stay near Syrian offshore for a few months. I hope they can be a deterrent power preventing the spillover of Syrian civil war.

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* Bonus - Russian Navy cuties


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Added: May-10-2013 
By: belisarius
In:
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Tags: Russia, Pacific Fleet, Syria, Mediterranean
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