KALININGRAD, June 14. /TASS/. An escort ship of Russia’s Baltic Fleet has set sail to join a naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea, fleet spokesman Vladimir Matveyev announced on Tuesday.
"The Yaroslav Mudry will be carrying out its assigned mission as part of the Russian Navy’s permanent task force in the Mediterranean," Matveyev said.
The ship left the Baltic Fleet’s main base on June 1st, with its voyage on the Russian Navy’s routine combat training schedule.
Last weekend, The Yaroslav Mudry made a stopover at Malta’s port to stock up on fuel, water and food supplies for its voyage.
On June 12, the Russian ambassador to Malta, Vladimir Malygin visited the ship to congratulate the crew in honor of the national public holiday, Russia Day.