MOSCOW, 22 Oct — RIA Novosti. Sending a flotilla headed by the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the coastal waters of Syria, Moscow has sent the world a strong signal, according to the CNN correspondent Matthew chance.
The journalist drew attention to the impressive capabilities “Admiral Kuznetsov” and notes that the flagship of the Russian fleet has recently been refurbished. The carrier holds up to fifty combat aircraft, including attack helicopters and bombers.
“Admiral Kuznetsov” is sent to the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea, in waters off the Syrian coast. If necessary, he can take a position to participate in air strikes on targets in Syria. This situation is of concern to many Western observers, because they see it as a sign of a significant increase in intensity of the Russian action in Syria, said the reporter.
According to chance, sending this flotilla was “an important symbolic message” of Moscow which says that Russia is able to enter the battle force of this magnitude and can provide a military presence in this remote region.