The frigate Yaroslav Mudri and the tanker Lena will join the permanent Russian naval grouping in the Mediterranean Sea, said a spokesman for the Baltic Sea Fleet, Roman Mártov.
“Two vessels of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet – the frigate Yaroslav Mudri and the tanker Lena – will join the permanent naval grouping in the Mediterranean as part of the scheduled rotation,” he told a news conference.
Martov said that the ships had already sailed from Baltiysk (Kaliningrad province) to the Mediterranean.
The officer also revealed that anti-terrorist groups of the Russian Baltic Fleet are on board the frigate and the tanker.
“The crew of the Yaroslav Mudri will take advantage of the crossing to carry out anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defence exercises,” added the spokesperson for the Baltic Sea Fleet.
The previous expedition of the frigate Yaroslav Mudri (Yaroslav ‘the Wise’) had concluded in 2016: the ship was watching over the safety of navigation near the Horn of Africa and in other regions of the world.
Source: Mundo Sputnik News