The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s missile corvettes – The Serpukhov and The Zelyony Dol – have left their base in Sevastopol to reinforce Russia’s naval grouping in the Mediterranean, TASS quoted a Black Sea Fleet spokesman as saying on October 5.
“In the Mediterranean Sea, the Serpukhov and the Zelyony Dol are set to join the permanent operational task force in the distant maritime zone on a planned rotational basis,” Navy spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said .
The warships are equipped with Kalibr long-range cruise missiles, left Sevastopol on October 4. They are expected to reach the Mediterranean on Wednesday evening.
The Serpukhov and The Zelyony Dol took part in Russia’s military operations in Syria in August. They fired three Kalibr cruise missiles against terrorist targets in the country.
Experts believe that this time they will also use sophisticated Kalibr missiles against the terrorists and their allies.