Russia launches large-scale strategic Mediterranean exercise

A dozen Russian warships are conducting a large-scale strategic exercise in the Mediterranean Sea and Gulf of Aden, a General Staff representative reported in Moscow Tuesday. The ships will dock at several ports of call including Tartus, “where the Russian Navy has a logistical base.” "This part of the world's oceans is very important from the point of view of Russia's geopolitical interests, said the report.


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