The defense Ministry said the dispatch of “Admiral Kuznetsov” to the shores of Syria

Naval group led by the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” went on Saturday, October 15, in the Mediterranean sea. About it reports a press-service of Northern fleet.

“In accordance with the plan of combat training of the Navy of Russia, on 15 October at 15.00 Moscow time began a campaign of ship aircraft carrier group of the Northern fleet in the northeastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea”, – quotes the message a press-services of “RIA Novosti”.

The group, as reported in a press-service, in addition to “Admiral Kuznetsov” entered the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and support vessels.

“The goal of the campaign — ensuring a naval presence in the operationally important areas of the oceans,” — said in the message. It emphasizes that special attention will be paid to ensuring the safety of Maritime navigation and other Maritime economic activities of the Russian Federation, as well as responding to new types of modern threats, such as piracy and international terrorism.

Earlier on Saturday, the drift ship group to the shores of Syria announced the Agency “Interfax”, citing an informed source. It was reported that in the wing of the cruiser — MiG-29КР and MiG-29КУБР and su-33. In addition, for the “Admiral Kuznetsov” ready for combat helicopters Ka-52K “Katran” (naval version of Ka-52 “alligator”).