In the squad includes the guided-missile cruiser "Moskva", the watchdog ship "Sharp-witted", huge amphibious ships, "Novocherkassk" and "San Francisco", tugboat MB-304 and a large sea tanker "Ivan Bubnov." Squad, said RIA announcements citing its own sources in the main command of the Navy, was ordered to be in a designated area of the eastern Mediterranean.
In the process of incurring battle Service crews Russian ships will be engaged off the coast of Gaza planned battle training, maintenance of equipment and weapons.
The escalation of the conflict in the region began on 14 November, when Israel launched Operation "Cloudy pillar" in response to attacks on its territory from the Gaza Strip. In the evening on November 21 Israel and Hamas formally declared a truce. For the week of the active phase of fighting killed 163 Palestinians and six Israelis.
Days of November 23, Palestinian doctors told that the Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian. Hamas has promised to tell the Egyptian authorities, who were brokered a truce that Israel it broke.