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Russian, Egyptian Navies Held Joint Exercise In Mediterranean Sea (Video)

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Russian, Egyptian Navies Held Joint Exercise In Mediterranean Sea (Video)

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Warships from the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and others from the Egyptian Navy had held a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on June 16.

Varyag missile cruiser and Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate of the Pacific Fleet and Egypt’s ENS Al-Qadeer frigate took part in the exercise.

The Russian warships arrived in the port of Alexandria earlier in the week on a visit that was timed to coincide with Russia Day.

The joint exercise with the Egyptian Navy was a practical step in the sphere of strengthening Russian-Egyptian naval cooperation, the ministry said in a statement.

“The participants of the exercise worked out the formation of a squad of warships in the designated area, joint tactical maneuvering in various formations, conducted communications training, and provided flights for deck helicopters,” it added.

The joint exercise ended with a farewell ceremony, during which the ships of the two countries parted on opposite courses to the sound of sirens.

The joint exercise highlights the Russian Navy’s growing presence in the Mediterranean Sea, which was dominated by NATO just a decade ago.

The establishment of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea in 2013 and the country’s military campaign against terrorist groups in Syria that began two years later, along with the establishment of the naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus, played a key role in expanding Russia’s maritime operations in the vital sea.

Earlier this month, the Russian Navy held a joint exercise with the Syrian military at Tartus Naval Base, demonstrating their commitment to a lasting presence in the Mediterranean Sea.

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andrez

https://theaviationist.com/2024/01/17/1000th-f-35/

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Rrr

russian were in tartus prior to 2013, no ? or i’m wrong ?

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Антон

since 1967. but in 1992-2012 it was almost inactive.

Vanya

i think it is some real crazy bs that the russians run around playing games when they clearly can’t handle their business right on their own border. pretending like you have a situation under control is very different from actually having a situation under control.

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Daniel

egypt is a pussy country!

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