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Russian Navy Amassing Battleships in Mediterranean
Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine warfare destroyer

Amidst Russia sending several battleships to the Eastern Mediterranean in the past couple of weeks, concerns have arisen over a new offensive in Syria.

The Russian navy deployed three warships in quick succession: a large anti-submarine warfare destroyer “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and Northern fleet’s missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” on January 13, followed by Moscow’s new “Ivan Antonov” Aleksandrit-class minesweeper three days later.

Russian Navy Amassing Battleships in Mediterranean
Ivan Antonov Aleksandrit-class minesweeper

The development comes after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian allies launched a new operation in Idlib and Aleppo.

 

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