Russia sends new frigate to Mediterranean

Russia sends new frigate to Mediterranean

Russia deployed its new frigate with long-range Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea today, the Black Sea Fleet Spokesman, Captain 2nd rank Alexei Rulev said.

"The Black Sea Navy Fleet's frigate Admiral Makarov left (Navy base) Sevastopol and laid a course for the Black Sea straits. The vessel will be acting in the standing naval force of the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean," the Russian Defence Ministry said in statement.

Russia deployed several warships to the Mediterranean this summer, including the Admiral Grigorovich, Admiral Essen and Pytlivy frigates, along with landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov and the Vishny Volochek missile corvette, the New York Times reported.

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