Bible Times Today earlier reported that Russia has send battle ships to Syrian waters in this article “U.S. establishes “no-fly” zone over Syria, Russia sends warships to Syrian territorial waters.”

More recent news reports say that the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is included in the battle group.

Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

Russia Sends Aircraft Carrier and Warships to Syria to Stop NATO

Moscow is deploying warships at its base in the Syrian port of Tartus. The long-planned mission comes, providentially, at the very moment when it could help prevent a potential conflict in the strategically important Middle Eastern country.

­The Russian battle group will consist of three vessels led by the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral Kuznetsov.

Russian military officials insist that the move has no connection with the ongoing crisis in the region and was planned a year ago, the Izvestia newspaper reports. Apart from Syria, the aircraft carrier and its escort ships are set to visit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Genoa in Italy and Cyprus, says the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko.

Nevertheless, he added that the presence of a military force other than NATO’s is very useful for this region, because “it will prevent the outbreak of an armed conflict,” Izvestia quoted Kravchenko as saying. Read rest of report.

Here’s another news report about the same issue: “Sea alert: Russian warships head for Syria”

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