Saturday, August 31, 2013

Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov To Be Sent To Syria’s Tartus

The Russian Navy has confirmed its plans to send its heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov to the Syrian port of Tartus in early December.It said in an announcement made Friday that the visit was scheduled several months ago, will be a routine resupply call and has nothing to do with the current aggravation of the conflict in Syria.
The Admiral Kuznetsov is based in Severomorsk on the Russian coast of the Barents Sea. It carries several Sukhoi jet fighters and Kamov antisubmarine helicopters.
The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday that Russia has no plans to intervene in Syria’s conflict.

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