Russia’s “aircraft carrier killer” vessel Varyag in Mediterranean
Varyag, the flagship of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, entered the Mediterranean Sea Saturday along with its most powerful nuclear-fueled battleship Pyotr Veliky. The crew of 'aircraft carrier killer' Varyag will carry out a number of tasks, some together with the joint group of Russian Navy ships and vessels stationed in the region. Russia’s Pacific Fleet spokesman added that there are detachments of marine units employed on ships and vessels of the Pacific Fleet, while its air force wing boasts several Ka-27 helicopters. DEBKAfile: The two new arrivals place the Russian Navy’s six largest and most powerful warships in the Mediterranean.