Two ships from Russian Navy's Mediterranean group head to Novorossiysk - source

The Pacific Fleet's large assault ships Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoy have completed their mission as part of the Russian naval group in the Mediterranean Sea and are currently en route to Novorossiysk Port, a Russian Navy spokesman told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.

The Pacific Fleet's large assault ships Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoy have completed their mission as part of the Russian naval group in the Mediterranean Sea and are currently en route to Novorossiysk Port, a Russian Navy spokesman told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.

"In accordance with the group's rotation plan, the Pacific Fleet's assault ships Admiral Nevelskoy and Peresvet left their mission area in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. They sailed through the Black Sea's straits yesterday, and are expected to enter Novorossiysk Port tomorrow," he said.

A month ago, these ships left Novorossiysk Port and headed to the Mediterranean Sea, the spokesman said.

In March the Pacific Fleet's group, made up of the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, the Peresvet and the Admiral Neveskoy, conducted a deployment from Vladivostok to Novorossiysk. They were assigned to the Russian Navy's Mediterranean group on May 20.

The Russian naval group in the Mediterranean Sea currently includes the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, the surveillance ships Neustrashimy and Smetlivy, the large assault ships Alexander Shabalin, Novocherkassk, Nikolai Filchenkov and Minsk, as well as the medium-size reconnaissance ship SSV-21 Priazovye, which is tackling a special task issued by the Russian Armed Forces General Staff.

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