Russian Navy to resume permanent presence in Mediterranean Sea

Sunday 3rd March, 2013

. The decision was developed during the naval exercise that became the largest of the past decade. The exercise was held on January 19 – 29 in the Black and Mediterranean seas. The last time, when the Russian Navy took part in the drills in the region, was during the Cold War. The Black Sea Fleet will make the backbone of the Russian group. “The new task force will be solving routine and suddenly emerging combat missions in the Mediterranean combat theatre. In particular, it will be fending off threats for Russia’s national and military security from this direction,” said the source. Howev…

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