Russia’s large landing warship to deliver supplies in Syria

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Since the beginning of the Russian air task force’s operation in Syria to provide supplies for Russia’s grouping, a naval link-up has been continuously operating between the Russian Black Sea Fleet base in Novorossiysk and Syria’s Tartus.

Russia's large landing warship to deliver supplies in Syria

On Thursday, a military and diplomatic source told TASS news agency that the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s large amphibious assault ship Novocherkassk is expected to arrive at Russia’s naval facility in Tartus with supplies for the Russian forces in Syria.

 “The Novocherkassk will deliver supplies for the Russian military grouping in Syria on March 4 unless this effort is impeded by bad weather conditions,” the source said.

The source also said that the Novocherkassk passed the straits zone on Wednesday and headed for the south-eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Since the beginning of the Russian air task force’s operation in Syria to provide supplies for Russia’s grouping, a naval link-up has been continuously operating between the Russian Black Sea Fleet base in Novorossiysk and Syria’s Tartus.

The source also added that the Novocherkassk is carrying out a planned shuttle operation. It will unload the cargo in Tartus, refill water and fuel supplies and return to the Novorossiysk base.  Another large amphibious assault ship will arrive with military cargoes as its replacement.

Russia's large landing warship to deliver supplies in Syria

Since September 30, 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia has been carrying out an anti-terror operation in Syria.

However, from February 27, a ceasefire has been in effect in Syria, although it is not being applied to the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terror groups.

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