Russia Plans to Strengthen its Military Presence in the Mediterranean Sea

Russia will increase in the Mediterranean sea the concentration of its special forces of the Navy, as well as ships equipped with weapons of high precision to ensure its missile-dissuasive power, said on Sunday the commander in chief of the Russian Navy, Vladimir Korolyov.

“Our Navy will maintain its special forces in the Mediterranean at an efficient and balanced level to ensure its self-sufficiency so that it can maintain effective cooperation with aviation and perform its task of detecting submarines as well as ensuring its missile defence,” said the high military rank.

In addition, the Russian admiral clarified that the deployment of Russian ships equipped with high precision weapons in the Mediterranean, will be frequent and even the number of the special naval corps could increase.

The military actions of the Russian Federation take place as a result of a possible conflict with the United States in the Mediterranean Sea so that both countries have repeatedly launched threats against each other, in an illicit manner.

On the 17th of the current month, Vice Adm. James Foggo, commander of the Sixth Fleet of the US, denied that his country was seeking direct conflict with Moscow in the Mediterranean waters, however, he announced the disposition of the US Navy “to defend your national interests in the region. ”

“Our Navy will maintain its special forces in the Mediterranean at an efficient and balanced level to ensure its self-sufficiency, so that it can maintain effective cooperation with Aviation and perform its task of detecting submarines as well as ensuring its missile defence “, said the Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, Vladimir Korolyov.”

Along the same lines, the US admiral described Washington’s strategic access to the area as “critical” to “face the threats” directed against its allies and partners.

The commentaries of the high commander of the North American country took place in response to the  announcement of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin , of which the warships of the country equipped with missiles of cruise Kalibr, “would be deployed constantly in the Mediterranean Sea in the middle of the threat of terrorist incursions in Syria. ”

Russia Plans to Strengthen its Military Presence in the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea has become a controversial area that could end in a war between Washington and Moscow. A Russian diplomatic and military source reported last April that the Russian Naval Force closely monitors the movements of warships of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in that maritime region.

 

Source: HispanTV