17 mai 2018

Putin Puts Russian Warships On ‘Permanent Standby’ Near Syria


Russian warships armed with advanced cruise missiles will be deployed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea near Syria on a permanent basis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. Russia already has a significant naval presence in the area, and maintains a leased naval base at Tartus, a port city on Syria’s northern coast. The warships will remain on “permanent standby” to counter the “remaining terrorist threat in Syria,” Russian state media quoted Putin as saying during a gathering of [...]