The Russian heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that a group of Russian warships led by the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” can be used to attack civilians in Aleppo, Reuters reports.
“A battle group can be used to extend the capabilities of Russia on the conduct of hostilities in Syria to enhance new air strikes on Aleppo”, — said Stoltenberg. In particular, it “can be used as a platform to strengthen the air strikes against civilians in Aleppo,” he said.
The Russian Air and space forces (VKS) and the Syrian air force is not applied to air strikes on Aleppo in the past week, said on 25 October the Russian defense Ministry. “During the last seven days over Aleppo completely stopped flying aircraft of Russian air force and Syrian air force. Planes do not approach the city and do not inflict strikes”, — said the representative of the Ministry Igor Konashenkov.
The defense Ministry said the dispatch of “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the Mediterranean sea in mid-October. The ship in the campaign is accompanied by the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”.
After a pause: looks like a besieged Aleppo
October 25, the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov said that air and space forces (VKS) and the Syrian air force the last seven days has not carried out air strikes on Aleppo…
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Friday, October 21 war ships went across the English channel. Euronews has published a video of the passage of ships.
Cruise ships became the “largest deployment of surface groupings of ships since the end of the cold war”, said earlier to Reuters, an unnamed senior NATO diplomat. “In two weeks we will see an increase in air strikes on Aleppo as part of a strategy of Russia for the announcement of victory in this city,” he said.