Russian Navy Mediterranean Task Force Expanded to 15 Ships

© Photo : Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation / Go to the photo bankRussian frigate Admiral Essen launches Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS facilities (the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia) near Palmyra.
Russian frigate Admiral Essen launches Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS facilities (the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia) near Palmyra. - Sputnik International
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The Russian Navy's Mediterranean task force has grown to 15 warships and vessels, Black Sea Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said Thursday.

Russian frigate Admiral Essen launches Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS facilities (the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia) near Palmyra. - Sputnik International
Why Russia Unleashed Kalibr Cruise Missiles on Daesh in Palmyra
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The news comes following a Russian cruise missile strike on Daesh targets in Syrian Palmyra from a Russian Navy's submarine and a frigate in the Mediterranean.

The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar conducted the cruise missile strikes, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

"In the Mediterranean Sea, about 15 warships and support vessels of the Black Sea Fleet perform tasks as part of the permanent division of the Navy," Trukhachev said.

Currently, the Russian Black Sea Fleet is conducting drills in the Mediterranean Sea with the missile strike on Daesh being also part of the training.

Earlier, the Russian navy deployed in the Med held head-on training battle and anti-sub drills.

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