Two Missile Frigates Join Russia’s Naval Task Force Near Syria (Photos)

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On August 25, the press office of the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet announced that Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen frigates will join the Navy’s Mediterranean task force.

“The Black Sea Fleet’s frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen are making a planned passage from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. Currently, the warships’ crews are passing through the Black Sea’s Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits … According to the plan, the warships will join the Navy’s permanent blue-water task force already by the end of the day,” the press office said.

Both Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen were seen crossing the Bosporus Strait hours ahead of the Black Sea Fleet statement. The two frigates are armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and equipped with Shtil-1 medium-range surface-to-air missile systems.

A day earlier, Yörük Işık, a photographer and an observer of the Bosporus, reported that Krivak II class frigate Pytlivy and two Tapir class landing ships Orsk and Nikolay Filchenkov transited the strait en route to the coastal Syrian governorate of Tartus.

These ships will support the operations of Russian forces in Syria. Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen may even support the upcoming attack of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Syria with cruise missile strikes.

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  • Hind Abyad

    Glory to Russia

  • Jesus

    Russian blue navy in the Mediterranean is getting a couple of heavy hitters.

    • Redadmiral

      Twitter.Inc.(US) | https://twitter.comYorukIsik Russia have now got 15 of it’s Naval fleet in the Med. High activity of Russian Navy through the Bosphorus; 4 ships yesterday, along with 15 others in the last week. Highest Russian activity since 2015

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    yes support the idlib offensive with missile strikes and deter any FUKUS attack

    • BMWA1

      Yes, the ‘chemical attack’ response.

    • Rob

      Since Turkey military coup, Turkey have shutdown the US and NATO culprits Incirlik military base in Turkey.

      Since that time US and NATO culprits attacked Syria from Iraq and Mediterranean sea. No attack took place from Turkey soil.

      In this war now Assad, Erdogan, Rouhani and Putin etc are united against US and NATO culprits that have created and financed global terrorists (ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Israel.)

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        So incirlik now fully controlled by turks?

        • David Pryce

          Of course it’s there country an agreement to let a base is possible

  • leon mc pilibin

    If syria is illegally bombed by these satanic zionist scumbags,,take out the source of the launch pads,,ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    • FlorianGeyer

      Yes, the time has come for Russia to stand firm at this crucial time of the Syrian conflict, regardless of the consequences for a Nuclear War with the US Coalition of Terror. For to back down to US threats now will ensure the financial slavery of Russia by the USA and to stand up to FUKUS will ensure the political collapse of these three countries as all three are in serious political trouble at home.

      FUKUS and Israel have been responsible many for millions of deaths in the Middle East in the last 100 years and it is time for those three nations to reflect on what has been done in their name.

      • al quaida

        “regardless of the consequences for a Nuclear War”
        Now you’re just being stupid.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Not really. I assume you would prefer living under the US military’s boots and being enslaved than fighting and perhaps dying for your freedom ?

          Russia will not start WW3, but I can assure you, if the FUKUS regimes do , there will be tears in all nations, INCLUDING the US and Israel.

          For my part, I was borne free and I will die free, whatever the consequence’s of a FUKUS initiated WW3.

          The profits the US made from supplying arms in WW1 and WW2 enabled the US to create an empire built on ‘blood soaked lands ‘ far from home.

          WW3 will entail a ‘blood soaked America’ , whether she wins or loses.

          • al quaida

            Your Braveheart rhetoric would be more impressive before the era of Mutually Assured Destruction, and guess what? It’s not all about you, there’s 7 billion other people on this planet that you may want to consider.
            History has shown us that all empires fall, I don’t imagine the US will be any different. So let’s play the long game Florian, but if you’d rather go out in an apocalyptic blaze of glory, maybe you should join ISIS?

          • FlorianGeyer

            You can be a slave if you want to. I do not.

      • hope springs eternal.

        Well said Florian. Russia should stand firm. The US/Israel will chicken out. They don’t want a nuclear escalation with Russia.

      • Trovak

        I’m sorry, but you are right.

      • peacelover

        Well said. Well done. Nice term FUKUS. A ray of peace for humanity if Russia reacts.

  • Stephan Williams

    “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.” Teddy Roosevelt

    • Barba_Papa

      An American proverb that is nowadays completely forgotten in the US.

  • seawolf

    Things are getting very serious

    • FlorianGeyer

      Time to stock up with fuel and underpants I think :)

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        you need to stock into something, more lethal, than fuel and underpants. I think.

        • FlorianGeyer

          A good book perhaps :)

          Not ‘The Good Book ‘ though as its religions and greed that have caused all of this shit in the 1st place :)

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            Jolly Rogers comes to mind and that kind of books.

          • FlorianGeyer

            And Biggles of course :)

    • Ivan Freely

      Not really.

  • Rob

    Under which law US and NATO forces are there in Syria.

    Already US and NATO have declared that we don’t like President Assad then what they are doing in his country. Of course US and NATO regimes are the real culprits that creates and finance and give air cover to global terrorists in Syria and in the rest of the world. For what thing the world top leaderships are looking for, fuck these all culprits that create and finance terrorists globally.

  • Ger

    Getting ready to defend against the next terrorist gas attack. Except this time the terrorist will sacrifice a lot more children than usual. The western warmonger missiles will go directly to the palace grounds this round. It is nut cracking time ……

    • Trovak

      This could evolve into something big.. To save humanity: Take out the”Black Nobility” in City of London, in a first preemptive strike. That will lead the rest of the snake (US/Israel) without a head. No chain of command left. Maybe a good idea to also evaporate that white building on the bank of Thames at the same instant.

  • Nigel Maund

    Sensibly the Russians are pre – empting any by the UK – US “Deep States” – Rothschild Cabal to create yet another “False Flag” chemical attack to create a “Causus Belli” in Syria to recommence the war and pursue the long sought agenda. Time for Russia to draw its own Red Lines and give the evil NWO a clear indication that it’s “Game Over” in Syria. Peace and a rebulding of the shattered Syrian economy can now take place at long last. The murderous, power mad and greedy Anglo – American Zionists should leave the Middle East for good. Of course they won’t as the stakes are simply too high.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Well said Nigel. Is it even possible to have a rational conversation with any US government departments these days?

      The US Military have been in Afghanistan for 17 years and they are so deluded that they think they can conquer Russia ,China and Iran. The US ‘Proxy Terrorist model’ has now been shown to be outdated .

  • Trovak

    Yep, it is heating up again..
    New false flag “chemical weapons attack” is coming to a town “near” Israel soon.