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Russian Northern Fleet warship enters Mediterranean

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
The Northern Fleet missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has passed through the Dardanelles and Bosporus Straits and entered the Mediterranean Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported today.
Marshal Ustinov
Defense   Northern Fleet missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov
"During several days, the ship will continue operating under its long-distance deployment plan and demonstrating the St. Andrew [Russian naval flag] in the region. Currently, the cruiser is staying in the Aegean Sea," the press office said in a statement.

Topics: Russian warship Mediterranean

In a few days, the warship’s crew will make a business call at a foreign port, the press office said, without specifying the port or the country of the visit.

In the first ten days of January 2020, the cruiser as a flagship took part in the joint drills of Russia’s Northern and Black Sea Fleets in the Black Sea.

The Baltic Fleet’s guard ship Yaroslav Mudry, the tanker Yelnya and the sea tug Viktor Konetsky accomplishing their long-distance deployment missions in the Indian Ocean will hold the first ever drills with ships of the Japanese Navy in late January, Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Nosatov said today.

"The upcoming Russian-Japanese drills that will run in the Gulf of Aden will be the first maneuvers involving the ships of the Baltic Fleet and the Japanese Navy in Russia’s modern history. For us, this will be new interaction and experience for the ships’ commanders," the admiral said.

During the drills, the sides will practice their interaction in the piracy dangerous area of the Gulf of Aden, he added.

The ships of the Baltic Fleet and the Japanese Navy will practice joint maneuvering, fighting terrorists, carrying out rescue operations at sea and other tasks during their joint drills.


 

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