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    Up to 10 warships and support vessels are permanently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko told reporters on Thursday in Sevastopol.

    SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) — Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko commented on the deployment:

    "Since the end of 2012, an average of 10 ships and auxiliary vessels from the Black Sea, Baltic and Northern fleets are permanently in the Mediterranean Sea, but the command of the permanently deployed Navy in this region is carried by the Black Sea Fleet and the burden of performing the tasks of this group lies namely on this fleet's warships and auxiliary vessels," Vitko said.


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