A high-ranking official in the Russian government has suggested that the country could deploy warships armed with Tsirkon hypersonic missiles near Syria to block the Mediterranean Sea.
“We still have our base in the Mediterranean Sea, there is Khmeimim. In the port of Tartus, there are also coastal missile systems. There may also be ships armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles, which will completely block the entire Mediterranean Sea," head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Andrei Kartapolov said on 'Soloviev Live' YouTube channel.
According to him, "military measures are not necessarily war." " These are creation of direct threats to our enemy to make them abandon their further actions."
“That is, when they realize that they have a direct immediate threat of destroying their strike assets, which are located in Eastern Europe, control systems, their aircraft carrier groupings. And the point is to start something if you lose in advance? They are very sensitive to defeat," he added.