Large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov joins Russian naval group in Mediterranean Sea

The Russian Northern Fleet's large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov has entered the Russian naval group of ships permanently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, the Defense Ministry has reported.

The Russian Northern Fleet's large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov has entered the Russian naval group of ships permanently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, the Defense Ministry has reported

"The Northern Fleet's ship met with the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev of the Pacific Fleet to the south of Cyprus. The crews of the ships held joint anti-submarine defense maneuvers, which also involved ship-based helicopters," Northern Fleet spokesman Captain Vadim Serga told Interfax-AVN.

The Vice Admiral Kulakov is the Northern Fleet's second warship to operate within the Russian Navy's Mediterranean group, he said.

The large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk operated within this group earlier, Serga said.

The Vice Admiral Kulakov sailed out of the Northern Fleet's main base, located in the city of Severomorsk, on May 11. During the deployment, the ship participated in the Pomor-2013 international maneuvers and made port calls in Bergen (Norway), Liverpool (the United Kingdom) and Lisbon (Portugal).

"The large anti-submarine ship has already covered more than 4,500 nautical miles," he said.

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