"It is planned that by the end of this — the beginning of the following week three BDK Northern Fleet -" Alexander Otrakovsky "," Jora Victorious "and" Kondopoga "- with units of marines on board will visit Syria. Due to the limited ability of infrastructure berth two ships will enter Tartus specifically to the port and will be at the pier, and the third drop anchor on its roads, "- said the official.
"On board each BDK is reinforced company of Marines numbering about 120 people, with the standard small arms — assault rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, and battle appliances — floating armored personnel carriers, providing their actions on the coast ", — informed source.
"Our ships will drop in Tartus to replenish supplies of material resources. They will stay there for a number of days and then take a course on the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean, so that, after passing the Black Sea straits, enter August 12 Dark Sea and arrive at the naval base Novorossiysk, "- said the source, without specifying whether there will be at Tartus Russian marines for security Fri logistics.
"At the current time, these three BDK in the United mezhflotskoy grouping Navy located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, in days of transition from Tartus," — said the source.
As told Itar-Tass in the Office of the press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging, on Thursday, August 2, the United mezhflotskaya grouping Navy began to perform tasks in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. It operates in the detachment of warships / OBC / Northern Fleet — BDK "Alexander Otrakovsky", "Jora Victorious", "Kondopoga" OCB and the Baltic Fleet — guard ships "Yaroslav the Wise" and "bold."
In the Tuesday, July 31, in the Office of the press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging informed that the warships of the Northern Fleet, located in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Joint mezhflotskoy factions of the Russian Navy, August 12, for the first time after a long break, enter into the waters of the Black Sea and visit the Novorossiysk naval base.
"The planned passage, August 11-12 Russian warships through the Black Sea Straits / Bosporus and the Dardanelles / by diplomatic channels informed the Turkish authorities, — the military establishment. — Passage of heavy-zone Dardanelles Bosphorus detachment of warships Sevflota within 3 huge assault ships — "Alexander Otrakovsky", "Jora Victorious" and "Kondopoga" — is fully consistent with a procedure established by the Convention of Montreux / detachment on the total tonnage of ships at the time of the passage of the Straits / ".
"Visiting the Novorossiysk base detachment of warships Northern Fleet is one of the objectives of the distant ocean campaign groups performed to translate mezhflotskogo transition. It is planned that the ship in Novorossiysk Northern Fleet replenish supplies of water, food and fuel, "- informed the ministry.
Mezhflotskie transitions warships in the last 10 years are common practice battle studying Russian Navy. At various times mezhflotskie transitions made heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser "Peter the majestic" / from the North to the Pacific fleet/, The guided-missile cruiser "Moskva" / from the Black Sea to the Pacific fleet/ Is also a multipurpose nuclear submarine "Tomsk" / from the North to the Pacific Fleet / reminded the Ministry of Defense.