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    The missile corvette Zeleny Dol from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has arrived at Syria’s second largest port, the fleet commander said Thursday.

    ZELENODOLSK (Sputnik) — Russian Zeleny Dol has arrived at Syria’s second largest port of Tartus on the Mediterranean coast:

    "The Zeleny Dol arrived in Tartus yesterday as part of its mission. It will be relieved by the Serpukhov," Adm. Alexander Vitko said at a keel-laying ceremony for the Project-22160 Pavel Derzhavin patrol ship in Zelenodolsk.

    Both the Zeleny Dol and the Serpukhov are Buyan-class corvettes designed by the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau. The missile version of a Buyan-class corvette is typically armed with Kalibr (SS-N-27) anti-ship missiles, 100-mm and 30-mm guns, as well as Igla-1M air defense missiles.

    Last Saturday, the Zeleny Dol left its home port in Crimea’s Sevastopol to join Russia’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean.


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