Portugal Monitors Russian Warships Heading to Syria

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The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft cruiser - Sputnik International
A Portuguese Navy frigate and a patrol aircraft are tracking the movement of the Russian warships in the waters of the Portuguese exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the Portuguese Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.

MADRID (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, accompanied by seven ships and sailing to the Syrian coast, would be in the EEZ of Portugal till 21.00 GMT Tuesday.

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On Monday, media reported that Spanish Navy was monitoring the movement of Russian ships in the international waters south to Galicia.

On October 15, the Russian Northern Fleet’s press service said that a group of warships headed by the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov and accompanied by the Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser, the Severomorsk and the Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyers, and support vessels was sent to the Mediterranean to hold drills and strengthen capabilities.

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