Putin awards Valtteri Bottas with Russian F1 GP TrophySport April 30, 18:02
FIA Formula One 2017 Russian Grand Prix boosts off in SochiSport April 30, 15:23
Merkel to pay first visit to Russia in two years for talks with PutinWorld April 30, 14:40
Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
MOSCOW, January 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian and Chinese combat ships interacted for the first time during a military operation to ensure security while Syrian chemical weapons are transported in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service reported on Tuesday.
“The task was carried out successfully,” the ministry said.
At present, the Pyotr Velikiy cruiser is at the assigned area of the Mediterranean Sea and it is ready to ensure security of chemical weapons transit, the ministry said.
“The Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser, the Admiral Levchenko destroyer, the Olenegorsky Gornyak large amphibious assault ship and three vessels escort are planning to arrive in the Mediterranean Sea area in the near future. Ships are making a transit to the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea,” the ministry said.
On December 18-20 2013, 15 Il-76 military-transport aircraft made 38 flights to the Syrian airport of Latakia to give 75 pieces of equipment: 50 KamAZ trucks and 25 Ural armored vehicles.
“Trucks are used to transport Syrian chemical weapons to the port of Latakia where cargoes will be re-loaded to special vessels due to be transported to a special area and eliminated,” the ministry said.
Russia gave 20 tanks of water, 13 field kitchens and 52 Ust-56 military tents, the ministry added.