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Russian warships armed with cruise missiles en route to Syria

The ‘moderate’ buddies of Washington and Tel Aviv are in for a bit of excitement, and Putin is bringing the fireworks

A task force of Russian vessels was sighted traveling through the Bosphorous Strait on its wat to Syria, armed with cruise missiles. The sighting comes just after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that all warships in the region assisting Syria would be armed with Kalibr cruise missiles.

panArmenian net reports:

A group of Russian warships were seen traveling this past weekend through the Bosphorous Strait en route for the Syrian port-city of Tartous, Al-Masdar News reports.

According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorous Observer, the Russian warships, which form part of the Caspian Buyan M-class corvettes, Veliki Ustyug 651 (x-023) and Grad Sviyazhsk 652 (c-021), made their way to the Bosphorous Strait this past weekend before continuing their journey to the Port of Tartous.

As Isik mentioned in his tweets, the two warships are armed with SS-N-30/Kalibr 3M-14 cruise missiles.

The move by the Russian Navy comes just days after the Vladimir Putin announced that all naval vessels in Syria’s waters will have Kalibr cruise missiles.

Since Putin made the announcement, the Russian Navy has launched some cruise missile attacks against the jihadist rebels in the Idlib Governorate.

In particular, the Russian Navy targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham near the provincial capital of the Idlib Governorate; this is due to the fact the latter repeatedly attacked the besieged Shiite towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya.

It would appear that the ‘moderate’ buddies of Washington and Tel Aviv are in for a bit of excitement, and Putin is bringing the fireworks. Any parties between Washington’s friends in the area and Russia’s finest should definitely go out with a bang. Israel’s Netanyahu, on the other hand, is probably not too thrilled about it, however, as this means that there won’t be as much help ensuring that everything stays on track, and the order that he likes to see could be upset.

 

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John Vu
John Vu
September 5, 2018

Followed by bid empty tankers?

Doug Brown
Doug Brown
September 5, 2018

Just as long as everybody understands that Israel will not allow Iran to play footsie in it’s underbelly, ie; the Golan.
Feelings may be hurt. Toes might get stepped on, but facts are facts.
Nor will Hezbullah be allowed to picnic in the vacinity. Re: off limits.
But Putin get’s this. He is a real sharp cup-cake. He knows what, ‘when the candles get’s blown out,’ means.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
September 5, 2018

You can only evaluate this by leaving out nukes. The nukes are neutral because both are destroyed if one uses them.
Then conventional two additional Russian boats wont make any difference against US/Nato´s gigantic force, but it enforces SAA in the Syrian land battle.

7.62x54r
7.62x54r
September 5, 2018

Aim small, miss small. Obliterate the al-Qeda/ ISIS/ SDF.

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
September 5, 2018

This is Putin’s response just days after Trump said of Russia in Syria: ‘Would you do me a favor? Would you get out of Syria? You shouldn’t be there.’ https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-on-what-hed-say-to-putin-at-g7-would-you-do-me-a-favor/

Gano1
Gano1
September 5, 2018

Firework display imminent?.

David Bedford
David Bedford
September 5, 2018

Give them hell VP

tibetan cowboy
tibetan cowboy
September 5, 2018

Russia has beaten the USA in the arms race. And even China has surpassed parity with the USA in the arms race. Both are capable of defeating the USA in any conventional war. Even without parity of numbers of armed nukes, China and Russia are still capable of incinerating all of the USA’s large cities with the nukes they have that will penetrate the fairly useless USA missile defense shields. For a good picture of a scenario where China will defeat the USA in a conventional war, and where Russia and China ally to defeat the USA economically and militarily,… Read more »

Alexander Paulsen
Alexander Paulsen
September 5, 2018

They better hurry

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
September 5, 2018

Just in time to get Israhell back their latest strikes against the Syria/Russia/Iraq alliance: “A day after a mysterious airstrike close to the Iraq-Syria border reportedly killed over 30 Syrian government soldiers and Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran, a US official has told CNN the attack was carried out by Israel and not by the US coalition. Syrian state media blamed the strike on the US-led coalition — though in the immediate aftermath any level of confirmation or evidence was hard to come by. The claims prompted the US coalition spokesman to issue a formal denial, calling Syria’s accusation… Read more »

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