Three submarines of the Russian Navy, equipped with cruise missiles, joined the group of ships headed by the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”. About The Sunday Times said sources in the naval sphere.
According to the interlocutor of the edition, the submarine is sent “in the direction of Syria.” According to sources, the Royal Navy of great Britain last week recorded two nuclear submarines the classification of “Shark” and one diesel-electric submarine class “Kilo”, which entered the North Atlantic from bases in the Murmansk region.
Interlocutors of the edition claim that “Admiral Kuznetsov” and his group is in “standby” on the coast of North Africa. The military chiefs of NATO fear that cruise missiles “Calibre” installed on submarines can strike targets in Syria.
Friday, October 28, “the Russian newspaper” referring to sources has informed that “to the shores of Syria” sent a patrol ship of the black sea fleet “Sharp-witted”. However, the defense Ministry on its website said that this ship went to the Greek port of Piraeus.
The campaign group “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the Mediterranean sea started in mid-October. It contains, apart from the “Admiral Kuznetsov” entered the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and support vessels.
The aim of the campaign stated “ensuring the naval presence in the operationally important areas of the World ocean”. However, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Moscow could use the fleet to attack civilians in Aleppo and to “enhance new air strikes” in this city. The foreign Ministry rejects these assumptions.
Director of the European cooperation Department of the Russian foreign Ministry Andrey Kelin said that the concerns are “based on nothing”. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has explained that information about the aims and objectives of the campaign group of ships is stored “somewhere in sealed envelopes marked “top secret”.