Russia will soon bring the number of its warships in the Mediterranean Sea to ten, Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said.
Chirkov said the ships will head to the Syrian coast as well.
"The tasks are very clear: to avoideven the smallest threat to borders and security. This is the practice of all navies of the world - to be in the places, where tension rises," said the admiral.
Today, the group of Russian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea includes large amphibious ships Admiral Nevelskoy, Peresvet, Minsk, Alexander Shabalin, Novocherkassk, guard ship "Besstrashny" and large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleev. Patrol ship Smetlivy, missile cruiser Moskva and large landing ship Nicholas Phylchenkov will soon join the squadron of Russian ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Kremlin is very concerned about the events related to the crash of the Il-20 Russian military aircraft in Syria
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986