Patrol ship “Smetliviy” went to the Mediterranean sea


Patrol ship of the black sea fleet “sharp-witted” on Sunday, March 6, came from Sevastopol and headed for the Mediterranean sea, said the head of Department of information support of the black sea fleet captain 1st rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev.

“On March 7, the ship under the command of captain 2nd rank Andrei Zaitsev will enter the Mediterranean sea where, in accordance with the plan of the campaign, will solve the problem on the permanent connection of the Russian Navy ships in the region,” — said Trukhachev (citata by TASS).

He also noted that as part of the Mediterranean grouping, carry out tasks for more than 15 warships and support vessels of the Northern, Pacific, Baltic and black sea fleets.

On the eve of the Agency TASS citing a senior source in the main command of the Russian Navy reported that in the summer of 2016 in the Mediterranean sea will send aircraft carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”. The only Russian aircraft carrying cruiser should be headed by a permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the region.