VIDEO: Russian Warships in Mediterranean Sea to Support Mission in Syria

Fri Jan 22, 2016 14:37:26

Russian antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ships entered the Mediterranean to safeguard the seas and offer help to vessels in distress.

Russia sent its Cruiser "Varyag" in January and "Vice Admiral Kulakov" last December to the Mediterranean in order to conduct the security and rescue missions in the seas.

"Now we are in the east part of the Mediterranean. Our mission is to ensure security of our warships and vessels and we will offer help to vessels in distress," said Stanislav Varik, commander of ASW ship "Vice Admiral Kulakov".

Varik said the warship "Vice Admiral Kulakov" has two helicopters, various high-tech devices and 220 soldiers and officials on board, which facilitated the progress of their mission.

Officials did not disclose the mission duration of its warships in the Mediterranean.

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