A heavy military cargo plane, the “Il-76” of the Russian Air Force, arrived Monday at the Hmeimim Russian Air Force Base, northwest of Syria, via Turkish airspace.

According to Western sites to monitor the movement of military aircraft, the plane set out from a Russian military airport in the Russian Republic of North Ossetia and carried out its flight to Syria, to return on the same day to Russia.

Before that, it was reported that two Russian “Tu-154B-2” military aircraft crossed Turkish airspace on Sunday, without any hindrance to the Hmeimim base.

On Monday, the Bosphorus crossed the large Russian landing ship “Novocherkassk”, heading for the Syrian coast.

On February 28, two winged “Kaliber” missile carriers, the two “Admiral Makarov” and “Admiral Grigorovich”, crossed the Bosphorus Strait and Dardanelles on their way to Syria.

Caliber missiles cross the Turkish Straits on their way to the Syrian coast

 

Two Russian frigates armed with Caliber missiles cross the Turkish Straits on their way to the Syrian coast

The representative of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Alexei Rullev, announced that two Russian frigates carrying ultra-fine Caliber missiles will head to the Mediterranean Sea off the Syrian coast.

He said, “The two frigates of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Makarov and Admiral Grigorovich, equipped with high-precision Caliber cruise missiles, crossed the Turkish Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits en route to the Mediterranean.”

The spokesman explained that these two frigates will be stationed in the Mediterranean Sea, to be part of the forces of the Russian naval group standing there.

He mentioned that during their operation from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, these two frigates conducted a series of naval combat exercises and maneuvers in the fleet training ranges in the Black Sea.

He pointed out that the third frigate of this model, “Admiral Essen” of the Black Sea Fleet, has been carrying out missions in the Mediterranean since December 2019.

The frigate “Admiral Makarov” and “Admiral Grigorovich” had previously participated in the Russian operation against terrorists and armed groups off the coast of Syria.

The gathering of Russian ships is being strengthened in the Mediterranean, against the background of a sharp worsening of the situation in the Syrian de-escalation zone in Idlib.

Source: “Interfax”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I’d give $5.00 to be a fly on the wall when Putin unloads on Israel’s other “Hair-do Dog”. The whimpered responses spewed by the cringing git Erdogan will give his unfortunate translator a lesson in how to convey gunge with a heavy dose of cloying and abject humility with the requisite fall of tears moistening his shoe laces. Putin’s final words will no doubt be: “Не позволяйте двери ударить вас по заднице на выходе!” or “Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out!

  2. Regardless of Gordons comments, I cannot concur with his thesis. Erdogan has been summoned too Moscow…….and he is going. I am convinced that Pres.Putin has some big levers to hold the ‘Dog in check. The fact that Putin is ramping up their presence and going even deeper on the offensive just runs contrary to his statement that Putin is running scared……………. Really ?

    • Agreed. I can see Putin a bit anxious, but fear ? No, I’m just not seeing it.
      Russia does need to end this, as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries do. There’s other bigger fish to fry.
      US Government, The City of London’s bully puppet has nukes stashed everywhere, and I believe the lunatic arrogant sociopath Western leaders won’t hesitate to use them, they already have.

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