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Russia to send anti-submarine ship, missile cruiser to Mediterranean

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 27, 2011, allegedly shows people gathering near a Russian aircraft loaded with humanitarian aid, food and medical supplies after its arrival at Latakia airport in Syria. AFP PHOTO SANA

MOSCOW: Russia will send two ships to the east Mediterranean to strengthen its naval presence because of the "well-known situation" there, Interfax news agency said on Thursday referring to the Syria crisis.

The agency quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying an anti-submarine vessel and a missile cruiser would be sent in the coming days because the situation "required us to make some adjustments" in the naval force. The Defence Ministry was not immediately available for comment.

 

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