23 November 2012, 16:02

Russia sends a detachment of ships to the coast of Gaza

Russia sends a detachment of ships to the coast of Gaza

Russia sent a detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet to the coast of the Gaza Strip in order to evacuate Russians in case of escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a source in the main command of the RF Navy said.

"The detachment of combat ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including the Guards missile cruiser Moskva, the patrol ship Smetliviy, large landing ships Novocherkassk and Saratov, the sea tug MB-304 and the big sea tanker Ivan Bubnov, got the order to remain in the designated area of the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea for a possible evacuation of Russian citizens from the area of the Gaza strip in case of escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict", - the Agency’s interlocutor said.

According to him, in the course of military service the crews of the ships will continue their routine combat training, maintenance of equipment and weapons.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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