WW3 ALERT: Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Prepares for Syria Deployment
The Russian military detachment deployed to Syria to fight against Daesh (the terrorist group also known as ISIL/ISIS) may soon be bolstered by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.
The crew of Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s only aircraft-carrying cruiser, is preparing for a deployment to the shores of Syria. A source in the Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti that the carrier is currently undergoing repairs and will be ready for the long-range operation by the end of September.
“The carrier has arrived at the 35th dockyard to undergo a second stage of upgrades and to restore its technical readiness. All works are expected to be completed by the end of September when the ship will be ready for deployment,” the source said.
Earlier in July Admiral Igor Kasatonov, former commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, described the likely composition of a naval taskforce that may be deployed to Syria’s shores.
According to Kasatonov, it will be a carrier battle group, comprised of the carrier ship itself along with several escort ships and a multirole nuclear submarine. During
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