Russia Plans to Keep 10 Warships in Mediterranean

MOSCOW, March 1 (RIA Novosti) – A proposed Russian permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea may consist of up to 10 combat and auxiliary ships, a high-ranking military source said. “A command headquarters responsible for the deployment of a permanent naval task force must be set up at the Black Sea Fleet,” the […]

Russia starts major naval drills in Mediterranean Sea amid Syria crisis

Russia has launched its largest naval exercises in decades in the Mediterranean and Black Seas near the territorial waters of Syria amid the ongoing crisis in the Arab country. The drills “are held in line with the Russian Armed Forces’ 2013 combat training plan and focus on interoperability of task forces from several fleets while […]