Vladimir Putin promised a constant watch of the battle ships in the Mediterranean Sea

This was explained by the need to combat terrorism in Syria and "the expanded geography of the presence of the Russian fleet." Will there be enough of the last trivial motor resource for such trips - time will tell.
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Russian ships with cruise missiles Caliber will carry combat duty in the Mediterranean Sea. This was stated by President Vladimir Putin.

About plans for a constant watch in the Mediterranean ships of the Navy with cruise missiles, Putin told the meeting with the participation of the leadership of the Defense Ministry and defense enterprises. The head of state explained the need for these measures by the continuing threat from terrorists in Syria.

"This year 102 expeditions of ships and submarines are planned. At the same time, in connection with the continuing threat of attacks by international terrorists in Syria in the Mediterranean Sea, our ships with cruise missiles Caliber will carry a constant military watch, "Putin said.

According to the president, the volume of problems solved by the Navy has grown significantly in recent years. The geography of the presence of the Russian fleet has expanded: it concerns the Mediterranean Sea, the North Atlantic and the maritime space of the Asia-Pacific region, he said.

Putin noted the well-coordinated work of the crews in Syria. As he said, blows by cruise missiles and effective work of the deck aviation caused significant damage to terrorists. "The building up of the fleet's combat potential, the practice of long-distance sea expeditions, exercises, and training should continue," the president stressed.

Against the backdrop of the ongoing conflict in Syria, Russian ships equipped with the "Caliber" regularly make military campaigns in this region. Thus, in the middle of March, the frigate Admiral Essen was sent to watch the Mediterranean Sea. He previously participated in the military operation against terrorists: in particular, last September struck "Caliber" on the positions of militants in the area of ​​the city of Deir ez Zor.

The meetings on the development of the Russian Armed Forces have been continuing since May 15 at the presidential residence in Sochi. In the second day of the work, Io. Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov and Tatyana Shevtsova. Also participate. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, presidential aide Andrei Belousov, chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Naibiullina, acting. Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, head of the temporary administration of Promsvyazbank Petr Fradkov and Rostekha CEO Sergei Chemezov.

The day before the President, during the meeting, the president named the main priorities for the development of the Russian army, including the enhancement of the Navy's strike capabilities by equipping the Caliber, the installation of the newest reconnaissance and targeting systems, the supply of the latest Yars missile systems, the speedier production of the S- 500.