KALININGRAD, April 26. /TASS/. The Baltic Fleet’s frigate Yaroslavl Mudry and tanker Lena performing missions in distant waters have joined the Russian Navy’s permanent taskforce in the Mediterranean Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday.
"The Yaroslav Mudry and the tanker Lena have completed their passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea where they will continue accomplishing combat training missions as part of the Russian Navy’s permanent taskforce," the press office said.
During their passage to the Mediterranean through the Atlantic, the crews of the Yaroslav Mudry and the Lena held shipborne damage control drills and practiced maneuvering in the areas of intensive shipping and fishing.
The Yaroslav Mudry and the Lena left Baltiysk (the Kaliningrad Region) on April 15. They set off for the Mediterranean Sea as part of a planned rotation of the Russian Navy’s permanent taskforces.