Russia’s Admiral Levchenko destroyer arrived in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday to resume a UN anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, a Defense Ministry statement said.
“The Admiral Levchenko has arrived in the Gulf of Aden. The task force also includes the Olekma tanker and the tugboat SB-36 [of Russia's Black Sea Fleet],” the statement said.
The Russian Navy has maintained a presence off the Horn of Africa with warships operating on a rotation basis. Russia joined international anti-piracy efforts off the Somali coast in October 2008.
MOSCOW, July 3 (RIA Novosti)