Russia deploys antiaircraft missiles on warships crossing Bosphorus

Turkish military sources reported Sunday that Russian warships passing through the Bosphorus Strait on their way to and from the Middle East have started taking measures against possible Turkish airstrikes. The sources pointed out that soldiers carrying shoulder-fired missiles have been placed on the decks and near the bridges of the ships. This picture shows a Russian soldier holding such a missile on the deck of the Russian warship Caesar Kunikov, one of the largest landing ships in the Russian fleet that is capable of transporting marines along with tanks or armored vehicles.
The sources also said that a flotilla of NATO warships from Portugal, Canada and Italy arrived in Istanbul during the last few hours. 

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