Kuznetsov in Eastern Mediterranean

Almost one month after her departure and weeks after the announcement of her departure, the sole Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and her battle group arrived in Eastern Mediterranean.

The Russian battle group includes the destroyer Admiral Chabanenko, the support vessel Nikolay Chiker and the tanker Sergey Osipov from the Northern Fleet, the frigate Yaroslav Mudry from the Baltic Fleet and the frigate Ladny from the Black Sea Fleet.

According to Greek newspaper Ta Nea, The Russian naval group conducted exercises on 5th and 6th of January in Ionian Sea, 80-90 miles southwest of Pylos.

What the Russian naval group will do after this exercise is not clear yet, but I guess as they head for a easterly course, they might conduct exercises with Turkish Navy too, as they did the last time when Admiral Kuznetsov was in the region.

2 Responses to Kuznetsov in Eastern Mediterranean

  1. A.Yalçın GÜLTUNCA says:

    Very nice looking handsome ship as all Russian vessels. I respect their naval architect. The array of several antennas is very impressive indicating very sophisticated sensors and communication capacity. Wish Turkish Navy operates one in the near future

  2. lex says:

    Waht is goinjg on in the middle east with Syria and Iran? How does this carrier fit into that issue?

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