Final preparations for sending of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to the Syrian shores are being held at the 35th ship-repairing yard in Murmansk.
Active loading works are being carried out on the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier, moored at the 35th ship-repairing yard in Murmansk, before going on combat duty in the Mediterranean Sea.
As the Interfax news agency reported earlier, citing a source familiar with the situation, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft cruiser of the Russian Northern Fleet is expected to depart to the coasts of Syria in mid-October.
“The start of the long campaign of the carrier air strike group will be held in the period from October 15 to October 20,” the source told the news agency.
The aircraft carrier has arrived to the 35th ship-repairing yard on August 12, where the second stage of maintenance service and recovery of technical readiness was being carried out for more than a month.
According to reports, a large antisubmarine warfare ship, a big sea tanker and a rescue tug will accompany the aircraft carrier in the campaign, which will last 4-5 months.
In previous years, the Admiral Kuznetsov has several times performed combat tasks in the eastern Mediterranean.