Skip to comments.Debka: Russian warships sail for Syria, large anti-submarine ship for waters near Iran
Posted on 12/19/2012 4:38:57 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Russian warships sail for Syria, large anti-submarine ship for waters near Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report December 18, 2012, 7:11 PM (GMT+02:00) Tags: Russian warships Syria chemical weapons Mediterranean Persian Gulf
Russian warships set out Tuesday, Dec. 18, for two Middle East flashpoint destinations: Naval sources in Moscow reported that two assault ships, a tanker and an escort vessel were detached from the Baltic Fleet and are sailing for the Syrian port of Tartus possibly to evacuate Russian citizens. A second naval group led by Russias largest anti-submarine vessel, the Severomorsk, is on its way to the Gulfs of Aden and Oman close to the Persian Gulf and Iran. The ships destined for Syria are the Russian fleets two largest amphibious assault vessels, the Kaliningrad and the Alexander Shabalin, which is a cruiser converted to a guided missile frigate renamed Yaroslav the Wise, the SB-921 rescue and tug ship, and the Lena military tanker. Russian military sources say this flotilla will relieve the Black Sea Fleets task force vessels deployed off the Syrian coast since November.
The Severomorsk heading for waters near the Persian Gulf is escorted by ships which Russian sources have not named as well as a military tanker and a supply and rescue ship. debkafiles military and Moscow sources report that, while the Russians are undoubtedly concerned with the fate of the 20,000 Russian nationals remaining in war-torn Syria, the type of warships dispatched to Tartus do not fit the description of evacuation craft. They look more like a major Russian naval buildup opposite the Syrian coast.
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Syria is a Russian ally and the Russians have very right in the world to do what they’re doing.
Well, at last and at least we know that Debka is not Adam Lanza but some other kid in his mom’s basement.
only to evacuate Russian nationals.... :o)
Paging bathhouse barry........paging bathhouse barry.....go gettem barry.....