Russian aircraft carrier group came to the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea and maneuvering near the Western coast of Syria. About it as transfers “Interfax”, in an interview with TV channel “Russia 1″ said the commander of the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” Sergey Artamonov.
The commander of the cruiser “Peter the Great” Vladislav Malakhovsky, in turn, noted that the flights are operated from the deck of the aircraft carrier almost regularly for the last four days.
Malakhovsky also added that over the “Admiral Kuznetsov” and “Peter the Great” in addition to Russian aircraft “no fly” because cruisers represent a frightening power for “our potential partners”.
On the eve of the source of “Interfax” said that the aircraft carrier group of the Russian Navy is preparing to inflict strikes on terrorists and is ready to start operation at any time.
At the same time present off the coast of Syria the Russian intelligence ships conducting active exploration in the coastal zone and in the hinterland of the country. “Reveal new terrorist targets to provide target detection of marine aviation and armed with cruise missiles “Caliber” frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” – said the Agency interlocutor.
That “Admiral Grigorovich” was included in the Mediterranean sea, became known in early November. In this area the frigate became part of the permanent operative connection of the Navy of Russia.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern that the fleet can be used “as a platform for air strikes on Syria, and The Times wrote that the operation will begin in November and, according to Russian plans, should be completed by mid-January 2017.