Russia’s Syrian push

In a move that surprises no-one…

Russia Moves Forward with Syrian Naval Base

On Monday, the Russian parliament began its review of an agreement to expand Russia’s naval logistics base in Syria into a fully developed naval station, with two extra piers and the capacity for up to 11 vessels at a time. The newly remodeled base at Tartus would also be equipped to service nuclear-powered vessels.

“The base should be stretched over a decent tract of land, with all necessary security and defense facilities. The base can accept all ships, up to missile cruisers, allowing them to replenish all supplies and give some rest to the crew,” said Admiral Viktor Kravchenko, the former chief of staff of the Russian Navy.

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