On August 15, the Russian Navy started drills in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Caspian Sea that will last until August 20 and involve six vessels armed with the sophisticated “Kalibr” cruise missiles: Tatarstan, Dagestan, Grad Sviyazsk, Veliky Ustyug, Zeleny Dol, Serpukhov.
Last week, the Russian Ministry of Defense requested has sent requests to the flight of cruise missiles on the territory of Iraq and Iran. Last year through these countries flying missiles launched at terrorist positions in Syria.
These moves clearly indicated that the Russian military is readying to use “Kalibr” cruise missiles against terrorist targets in Syria.
Furthermore, they came amid the deplyoment of Russian Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters at the Iranain Hamadan Air Base for air strikes on militant targest in Syria and the tough stance of the Russian Foreign Ministry over the ideas of long “huanitarian ceasefires” in Aleppo city where the Syrian government forces keep pressure on the US-backed Jaish al-Fatah operation room that includes various terrorist organizations such as the Al Nusra Front.