Russia has sent a fifth ship to Syria, Turkish forces opened fire on Russian military

DANASCUS, (BM) – A fifth ship of the Navy of Russia for the week went to Syria, learned citing Interfax, and some local sources.

The large landing ship Caesar Kunikov had already passed the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and entered the Mediterranean Sea. It is noted that he headed to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the base of logistics of the Russian Navy is located.

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Recall that on March 2, the large landing ship of the Russian Navy Novocherkassk passed the Bosphorus and entered the Mediterranean Sea.

Last week two Russian frigates were sent in the area of Syria.

At the same time, according to data provided by Russian military journalists currently in Syria, as soon as the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was announced, terrorists and Turkish troops launched a full-scale attack on the city of Seraqib.

As follows from the statement of Russian military journalists, the terrorists use a 120 mm. mortars for striking, while on the presented video frames you can see that the journalists are in cover, obviously, waiting for the next wave of attack by militants.

According to some information provided by specialized information resources, the Turkish troops are also located in the area from which the Russian military is fired at in Seraqib, however, the latter, obviously, are not trying to hinder the attack, which indicates the fact that Turkey intends to speak out for escalation of the situation, which creates a very serious danger.

Moscow began to increase sea and air supplies to Syria on February 28, the day after the Syrian army attacked a convoy of Turkish soldiers in Idlib province. This is an attack on a Turkish convoy in the Jebel al-Zawiya region.

The shelling killed more than 30 Turkish soldiers. The next day, Turkish journalist Hakan Celik said that Ankara could limit or completely block the Bosphorus Strait for Russian Navy ships amid escalation of the conflict in the Syrian province of Idlib.

The situation in Idlib, where the Syrian army launched a large-scale offensive at the beginning of this year, escalated in late February. Turkey, whose observation posts were behind the front line, demanded that Damascus withdraw troops, strengthened support for its loyal militants, and after the death of several dozen of its military as a result of Syrian air strikes, announced the launch of the Spring Shield operation in the region.

The Syrian government and its supporting Russia refused to stop the offensive. It is expected that the situation in Idlib will become a key topic of negotiations between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which are scheduled for March 5 in Moscow.


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