The Russian missile cruiser, the ‘Moskva’, will be heading to the eastern Mediterranean in order to test its new capabilities?
On April 20, this warship will enter the final stage of the repair process, and the technical readiness will be fully restored by July 2020.
After that, the ship’s crew will undergo a training course in the Black Sea, and in August it should head on a long journey to the Mediterranean Sea.
During the period from September 2015 to January 2016, the Moscow assumed the duties of the command ship in the Black Sea Fleet.
It led the Russian field naval group in the Mediterranean, and during that, the cruiser covered the Russian airbase in Syria “Hmeimim” with his air defense systems.
According to the maritime observer, Yoruk Isik, the Black Sea Fleet’s 41st Brigade of Missile Boats’ Buyan M class corvette orehovo-Zyevo entered the Mediterranean after transiting the Bosporus Strait that links the Black Sea.
The Russian warship is reportedly armed with SS-N-30/Kalibr 3M-14 land attack missiles; it was previously deployed to the Mediterranean last year.
The deployment of the Russian warship to the eastern Mediterranean comes at an interesting time, especially after the latest incidents between the U.S. Navy and Russian Air Force.
TASS / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.