MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. A task force of Russia’s Pacific Fleet has wrapped up its unofficial visit to Vietnam’s Cam Ranh port, Fleet Spokesman Capt. 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky told reporters on Sunday.
The Pacific Fleet’s task force consists of large anti-submarine warfare ships Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Tributs, and medium-sized sea tanker Irkut.
"During the visit the Pacific Fleet’s sailors met with representatives of the command of Vietnam’s fourth naval region and the command of Vietnam’s fleet and laid a wreath at the Cam Ranh memorial, and went on a sightseeing tour of the city," the statement said.
The Cam Ranh memorial, set up in honor of Soviet, Russian and Vietnamese servicemen and civilians, who sacrificed their lives for peace in the region, was unveiled in 2009 at the site of a former pillar on the territory of the Pacific Fleet’s military airfield.
The group of three warships of Russia’s Pacific Fleet left Vladivostok on April 1 and made a port call in the Philippines’ capital of Manila. The goal of this long voyage is to demonstrate St. Andrew’s flag in the Asia-Pacific Region and enhance naval cooperation with regional states. The naval task force will take part in Russian-Chinese joint drills Naval Interaction-2019.