NEW YORK, april 7, 2017- A Russian warship headed Friday to the area in the eastern Mediterranean where the two US Navy destroyers that launched 59 cruise missiles into Syria were stationed, according to a report.
The frigate Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494 sailed through the Bosphorus Strait from the Black Sea, a US defense official told Fox News.
Also Friday, one of the US destroyers began heading to an undisclosed location to rearm.
A military-diplomatic source in Moscow told the Russian TASS news agency that the Admiral Grigorovich would make a stop at a Syrian base.
“The Russian ship armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will visit the logistics base in Tartus, Syria,” the source said.
The frigate recently replenished its supplies at the Russian city of Novorossiisk and was taking part in a joint exercise with Turkish ships in the Black Sea, TASS reported.
The source said the duration of the ship’s presence off Syria would depend on the situation — but “in any way it will last more than a month.”(www.nypost.com)