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    The Zeleny Dol Buyan-M class missile corvette of the Russia’s Black Seas Fleet will conduct tasks in the Mediterranean sea for the first time, according to the Russian Defense Ministry’s head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Zeleny Dol Buyan-M class missile corvette of the Russia’s Black Seas Fleet has entered the Mediterranean Sea to join the country’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry’s head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department said Saturday.

    “Today, the Zeleny Dol missile corvette and the Kovrovets minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet left Sevastopol to begin carrying out tasks as part of Russia’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean,” Vyacheslav Trukhachev said.

    He added that the corvette will conduct tasks in the Mediterranean for the first time.

    A Buyan-M corvette has a displacement of 949 tons and a maximum speed of 25 knots. It is armed with Kalibr (SS-N-27) anti-ship missiles, 100-mm and 30-mm guns, as well as Igla-1M air defense missiles.

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