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Commander of the naval forces (naval forces) of the USA in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo warned about the threat of Russian submarines, whose presence makes the Mediterranean sea one of the most militarized zones in the world. His words are quoted by Stars and Stripes.
Foggo said that the Russian side has deployed modern, quiet diesel submarines, armed with “Gauges”. Also the Admiral drew attention to the speed of Russian submarines, which, according to him, is able to go anywhere in European waters and to strike with rockets any capital of Europe or Africa.
“This underlines the need for maintaining a naval presence in the European sea routes,” — said Foggo.
He also urged to think about “what Russia is doing in Crimea and Tartus and what the threat may be, strengthening the stronghold in Libya.”
In March it was reported that Syria went in a week the fifth ship of the Navy (Navy) of Russia. Large landing ship “Caesar Kunikov” was the Bosporus and the Dardanelles and entered the Mediterranean sea. It is noted that he went to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the base logistics of the Russian Navy.
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