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MOSCOW, May 17 (Itar-Tass) - The big antisubmarine ship Admiral Panteleyev of the Pacific Fleet (PF) has called at the port of Limassol of Cyprus for a planned business visit, PF official spokesman captain Roman Martov told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
“Representatives of the Russian diplomatic corps and the Defense Ministry of Cyprus met sailors of the Pacific Fleet at the pier. A bus tour of the city will be organized for the ship’s crew on Friday,” Martov said. According to him, on May 18 Russian ambassador to Cyprus Vyacheslav Shumsky and Defense Minister of the republic Fotis Fotiu will visit the flagship of the Russian detachment of big antisubmarine ships Admiral Panteleyev. Commander of the detachment Rear-Admiral Vadim Kulit will meet the high guests on board the ship. They familiarize themselves with the ship and meet with the crew.
“During a four-day visit, Russian sailors will replenish reserves and familiarize themselves with local culture and the sights of Limassol,” Martov said. He recalled that on May 15 ships of the Pacific Fleet entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal to replace the detachment of the Black Sea Fleet.