Russia on Sunday warned Turkey to stop staging what it called provocations against its forces in or near Syria after one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean to avoid a collision.
“The Turkish military diplomat was given a tough explanation about the potentially disastrous consequences from Ankara’s reckless actions towards Russia’s military contingent fighting against international terrorism in Syria,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement. Continue reading
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Russian warship fires at Turkish vessel in Aegean in stark warning
A Russian warship fired a warning shot at a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea this morning, raising tensions further between the two nations, according to The Sunday Express.
Russia said the shots were fired at a Turkish shipping vessel in order to avoid a collision, the report reads.
They said in a statement that the Turkish boat had approached to 600m. Continue reading
Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean
Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there.
The Russian Navy said in a statement that the Moskva cruiser passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on September 10.
Interfax news agency added that the Moskva cruiser, “commanded by Sergey Tronev, Captain 1st Rank of the Guards… has enough room for maneuver now.”
“The Black Sea flagship entered the Russian Navy’s area of responsibility in the Mediterranean at 11:00 pm Moscow time yesterday,” the agency reported a military source as saying. Continue reading