Russian warships headed to Mediterranean
19 February 2013, 15:29
Moscow - Russia is sending four more warships to the Mediterranean Sea, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, as the crisis in Syria worsens and Moscow takes measures for a possible evacuation of citizens.
The four landing ships will join an escort ship and smaller vessels that are already on duty in the region, the defence ministry said in a statement to Russian news agencies. A military source quoted by RIA Novosti said their main task could be taking part in a possible evacuation of Russian citizens from Syria.