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BLACK SEA FLEET SHIPS TO CRUISE IN MEDITERRANEAN

RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, March 9 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Black Sea Fleet's Azov large landing ship left Sevastopol, the main Russian Black Sea naval base, for the Mediterranean on Wednesday, the Black Sea Fleet spokesman told RIA Novosti.

The Azov, flying the flag of Captain 1st Rank Valery Kulikov, commander of a landing ship force, is to practice several tasks in the Black and Mediterranean Seas and cruise to the Syrian Arab Republic where she will call at the port of Tartus," the spokesman said.

In the Syrian port, the ship will conduct a scheduled replacement of logistics at the Black Sea Fleet's logistic supply base in Tartus.

"The Azov also will bring equipment for repairing the main berth and life support systems on base. The port call schedule provides for no meetings with the civil and military authorities of Tartus," the spokesman said.



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