The Russian Navy carried out 114 voyages in the framework of Russia’s operation against terrorists in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remarks at the beginning of the 14th series of conferences on defense issues. Putin added that these voyages invovled 70 surface ships, 27 supply ships and 15 multirole submarines.
“The Navy confirmed its great combat potential in the struggle with terrorists in Syria,” he said. “I would like to emphasize once again the coordination of naval units and the professionalism of participants in the operation – the commanders, naval personnel and naval aviation pilots.”
Putin recalled that a group of Russian ships is permanently present in the eastern part of the Mediterranean off Syria’s shores and a Russian naval logistic facility is deployed at the port of Tartus.