Black sea fleet frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” sent into the Mediterranean, told “Interfax” an informed source. According to him, the ship left Sevastopol, it needs to be part of the permanent operative connection of the Navy in the Mediterranean.
For information on sending a frigate confirmed the source of “RIA Novosti” in law enforcement bodies of Crimea. According to the interlocutor of Agency, in the first half Tuesday, 28 February, the ship “will be held the Straits”, and in the evening of the same day “will have to act within the Russian naval group”.
“The crew prepared the ship passed all the necessary regulations and is ready to fully perform the assigned tasks in the far sea zone,” the source said.
The ship “Admiral Grigorovich” was sent from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean sea in November last year. November 15, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the frigate has made the launches of missiles “Caliber” “on a pre-defined and proven targets”.
“Admiral Grigorovich” is in the black sea fleet in June 2016. It is the lead patrol ship of the far sea zone project 11356. Patrol ships of this series have a displacement of about 4 thousand tons, they can reach speeds up to 30 knots and go to sea for 30 days. The frigate is armed with cruise missiles “Caliber-NK” missile defense complex “Shtil-1” gun mount A-190 100 mm caliber, anti-aircraft artillery, jet bomb installation, torpedoes can carry a carrier-based Ka-27 helicopter (or Ka-31).