Russian Navy HOLD combat maneuvers near the shore SYRIA

The Black Sea Fleet in preparation for the teachings mezhflotskoy groupings of ships in the Mediterranean and Black Seas will hold training with the maneuver off the coast of Syria, reported Friday the Defense Ministry.
Earlier it was reported that the teachings of the Russian Navy mezhflotskoy grouping involving forces of the North, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific Fleets will be held in late January in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Dark.
«Tactical Group Black Sea Fleet ships headed cruiser» Moskva » conduct training with the maneuver in the eastern Mediterranean. To prepare for further teaching tanker «Ivan Bubnov» refuel ships fuel and fresh water, during which time the acts were practiced emergency crews parties the appearance of abnormal situations. Tenth day of January tanker up for supplies of fuel, fresh water and food in the Cypriot port of Larnaca, «- said in a statement.
The conflict between the government and opposition in Syria began in March 2011, and since then as a result of hostilities killed over 30 thousand people, according to UN information coming. Coupled with the fact officials organizations recognize that verify these details in their ability not.
At the moment, the Russian Navy ships are moving in the exercise area. Namely, the unit consisting of the Baltic Fleet patrol ship «Yaroslav the Wise» and tanker «Elena» included in the port of La Valetta (Malta Peninsula) «to replenish supplies of fresh water and food, as crew rest to future scientists.»
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, after which the ship will head to the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. During the transition, crews will conduct training for the transfer of supplies to go in light and dark time of day, and the patrol ship «Yaroslav the Wise» fulfills tasks matches submarines.
«In a joint action to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden from 14 to 18 January 2013 large antisubmarine ship» North » make a routine visit to the (Greek) port of Souda. During parking Russian Marines from the antiterrorist unit will visit the NATO training center to curb illegal activities at sea and will undergo additional training for the screening «, — reported the Ministry of Defense.
Detachment of the Northern Fleet as part of a huge anti-submarine ship «North Sea», rescue tug «Altai» and tanker «Dubna» have graduated from a business visit to the Spanish port of Ceuta and headed to the peninsula of Crete. According to the Defense, the nomination to the area of ​​teaching the crew to work out issues of communication and the escorting civilian vessel. Also planned workout matches involving submarines shipborne helicopter.
«By the beginning of the formation of groups mezhflotskoy Russian Navy will fulfill all the activities planned combat training in a compound», — emphasized in the release.
At the end of November 2012 it was reported that the Black Sea Fleet, which are in the eastern Mediterranean, can go to the Syrian port of Tartus for maintenance of ships. In Tartous point is logistics Russian Navy.

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