14:16 GMT11 August 2020
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    A third Russian Black Sea Fleet small missile ship has embarked on a voyage to Syria a day after two others entered the Mediterranean waters.

    SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) — The Kalibr cruise missile-equipped Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol corvettes are planned to join the Russian Navy's permanent task force as part of an off-shore maritime zone rotation in the Mediterranean.

    "The third Black Sea Fleet small missile ship, The Mirazh [Project 1234], has left Sevastopol heading to the Mediterranean Sea," a source in the Crimean security agencies told RIA Novosti said, noting that the vessel is equipped with the Malakhit anti-ship missile.

    Russia's Black Sea Fleet confirmed that its third small missile ship has embarked on a voyage from Sevastopol, Crimea, to the Mediterranean.

    "It is planned that the Black Sea Fleet small missile ship will pass through the Black Sea straits and enter the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow, where it will join the Navy's permanent task force in accordance with the rotation plan," the fleet said.

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    Mirazh, Malakhit anti-ship missile, Russian Black Sea Fleet, Russia, Mediterranean Sea
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