The first photo, which allegedly depicts the Russian heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” on the way to Syria’s shores, appeared in social media outlets on October 12.
Previous reports (based on diplomatic and military sources) suggested that Admiral Kuznetsov will depart to the Syrian coast to take part in the ongoing anti-terrorist operation in the period from October 15 to October 20. A large antisubmarine warfare ship, a big sea tanker and a rescue tug were also reported to be set to accompany Admiral Kuznetsov in the campaign, which will last 4-5 months.
Admiral Kuznetsov reportedly has about 15 fighters Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB and more than ten helicopters Ka-52K, Ka-27 and Ka-31’ that will deliver strikes against militants in Syria from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
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