The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announces:
Guided missile cruiser «Moskva» joint with escort ships is taking location at the shore zone of Northern Latakia near Turkish border to defend Russian Air Forces from any air threats.
The cruiser carries armament:
16 × P-500 Bazalt or P-1000 Vulkan anti-ship missiles
8 × 8 (64) S-300PMU Favorit (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles
2 × 20 (40) OSA-MA (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAM
1 × twin AK-130 130mm/L70 dual purpose guns
6 × AK-630 close-in weapons systems
2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars
10 × (2 quin) 533mm torpedo tubes
All air targets could be potentially dangerous for Russian Air Force will be destroyed.
Primary target is expected would be Turkish F-16.