Russia to launch naval drills in ‘east Mediterranean’

September 24, 2015 9:37 AM

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Russia has said that it would hold naval drills in the “east Mediterranean” region in September and October, as the West frets over a military buildup by Moscow in Syria.

The defence ministry said the exercises included three warships from Russia`s Black Sea Fleet, including the Saratov landing ship, the Moskva guided missile cruiser and the Smetlivy destroyer, the ministry said in a statement. The drills will involve “40 combat exercises, including rocket and artill...

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