Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich heads for Syria

Moscow, SANA – The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday that Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich left the port of Sevastopol in Crimea heading for the Syrian coast.

The Ministry added that the frigate will cross the Bosporus Strait in the Black Sea on Tuesday and will join at the same day a group of Russian warships deployed near the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

The frigate Grigorovich entered service in the Russian naval fleet in 2016 and is armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and anti-aircraft systems, in addition to torpedoes and anti-submarine weapons. The frigate participated in 2016 in the operations against ISIS terrorist organization in Syria as one of the Russian warships operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh

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