18-10-2019 05:41 PM Jerusalem Timing

Russian Missile Cruiser Variag Heads to Pacific

Russian  Missile Cruiser Variag Heads to Pacific

Russian warships started on Wednesday moving to the Indian Ocean.

Russia: Variag Missile CruiserRussian warships started on Wednesday moving to the Indian Ocean, spokesman of the leadership of the Russian Pacific Fleet Colonel Roman Martov said.

The fleet consists of Variag-type missile cruiser, SB-522 Navy Tanker and Boris Botoma carrier.

According to Martov, the fleet will enter the South China Sea in the near future, while missile cruiser Variag will enter the Gulf of Aden area in early October.

On their way, Russian ships will visit the ports of Sri Lanka, he indicated.

Martov also noted that a group of 5 vessels, belonging to the Russian Pacific Fleet and led by anti-submarine vessel Admiral Pantilyev, has been implementing tasks in the Mediterranean region for five months.

The fleet left its base of Vladivostok in March last year to form the nucleus of  Russian Navy ships in the Mediterranean, he added.

The spokesman said that two Russian landing ships Berisvi and Admiral Nevelsqui which accomplished their missions in Mediterranean are moving now to the Russian port of Novorossiysk in the Black Sea.

"Ten Russian warships of the Pacific Fleet are currently functioning in various regions of the global ocean," Martov went on to say.