Russia sends more warships to Syria: Reports

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Russia has reportedly sent a warship carrying a marines unit to Syria’s Mediterranean port of Tartus, where Moscow has a naval base.

Russia sends more warships to Syria Reports

Citing military sources, Russian media reported on Sunday that the Novocherkassk landing ship left the port of Novorossiisk in the Black Sea and is due to arrive at Tartus in the early days of January.

Two other warships, the Azov and Nikolai Filchenkov, have also reportedly been dispatched to Syria from Russian naval bases since Friday.

Reports say Moscow is preparing a plan to evacuate Russian nationals living and working in Syria in case the situation in the country worsens.

Two weeks ago, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that a fleet of Russian warships had been sent from the Baltic port of Baltiysk to the Mediterranean Sea near the Syrian waters.

It said the flotilla includes the frigate Yaroslav Mudry, the landing ships Kaliningrad and Alexander Shabalin, as well as two other vessels.

Russia, a key ally of Syria, has a small naval maintenance facility at Tartus port.

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  1. azori January 24, 2013 at 7:32 am - Reply

    That is true the 300 marines in each destroyer not that many needed to defend and evacuate Russian

  2. obamalovesfacefarts January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    well thats good news! lets have a throwdown. US loses.

  3. ReverseTheIgnorance January 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Soviet Russia is getting serious now

    • Gripper January 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      Wow … a message from over 20 years ago !

  4. Rudy ! January 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    hahaha !!!

    Is this the beginning of the end for the Syrian terrorists ???

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