Russian frigate heads to Mediterranean on Syria mission


SEVASTOPOL, Crimea The Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich left the port of Sevastopol in Crimea on Monday for the Mediterranean the place it is going to be part of the nation’s naval forces deployed close to the Syrian coast, a naval official mentioned.

A Information witness noticed the ship leaving its moorings within the naval port of Sevastopol.

“It (the frigate) shall be working as a part of the everlasting Russian Navy power within the Mediterranean,” the Interfax information company quoted the navy’s Captain Vyacheclav Truhachev, a spokesman for the Black Sea fleet, as saying.

The frigate armed with Kalibr (Caliber) cruise missiles was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea final November as a part of Russia’s naval job power to Syria the place it launched missile strikes in opposition to Islamic State targets.

The Admiral Grigorovich is the primary within the class of six frigates commissioned by the Russian navy in 2010 for its Black Sea Fleet.

(Reporting by Moscow Newsroom; Writing by Aleksandar Vasovic; Modifying by Mark Potter)