MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Serpukhov left its naval base in the Russian southwestern port city of Sevastopol.
"The ship entered the Mediterranean Sea and joined the naval group in the region," Сapt. 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev told RIA Novosti.
Serpukhov is Russia's Buyan M-class corvette built as part of the Navy’s current shipbuilding program. 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.