Frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” made launches of cruise missiles, and the su-33 on Board of the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, and struck blows to positions of terrorists in Syria. On Tuesday, November 15, said the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leadership of the armed forces and the leadership of the defense enterprises.
The Minister explained that Russia has launched a major operation on the application of massive fire destruction of the positions of the “Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both group banned in Russia) in the provinces of Idlib and HOMS. In this operation involved “Admiral Grigorovich”. “It has made launches of cruise missiles “Caliber” on a pre-defined proven targets”, – quotes Shoigu RIA “Novosti”. TASS said that the operation started at 10:30 and 11:00.
“For the first time in the history of the Russian Navy in combat… involved aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, – said Shoigu also (quoted by “Interfax”).
– From Syria reported renewed bombing East of Aleppo, which is not mentioned Shoigu
“Today, the cruiser began to work our su-33. Before that, we were very careful, thorough reconnaissance of all the targets. On this basis, the main of them is ammunition depots, clusters and centres of training of illegal armed formations, and to be precise – terrorists”, – said the Minister.
On the channel of the Ministry of defense appeared a videos training “Admiral Grigorovich” and aviation “Admiral Kuznetsov” to the attacks.
The defense Minister added that airstrikes in Syria also struck coastal missile systems “Bastion”.
Vladimir Putin set the task of reliable air cover of the Russian Armed forces in Syria. The results of the execution, the head of state asked to report to him by Sergei Shoigu.
“I asked you and General staff to consider and implement the complex of measures on reliable protection of covering a base in Tartus, and item-based “Hamim” and air, and sea. What made for this action?” – said Putin.
Shoigu reported that there had been a lot of work “on the organization of a well-layered system of defense.” In particular, he mentioned work systems s-400, s-300 complexes “Bastion”, etc.
“Admiral Kuznetsov” is the only Russian aircraft carrier – went to Syria from Severomorsk October 15, and the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” was released from Sebastopol 3 November.
In early November, carrier-based aircraft cruiser began to fly in the skies over Syria. Before after take-off from the “Admiral Kuznetsov” crashed MiG-29, but this, according to representatives of the military Department, did not prevent the plans of the carrier battle group.
NATO suspectedthat the carrier would be used to attack Aleppo, although the Navy has not confirmed that he will perform a combat mission in the middle East. In the Pentagon also believethat carrier-based fighters will be involved in the attack on Aleppo.
4 November in Aleppo on behalf of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin was taken humanitarian pause “in order to avoid senseless victims”. After it, as experts believe, will be followed by the sweep of the city.