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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Moscow has asked Iran and Iraq to provide its sky for “Caliber”


The Ministry of defense of Russia intends to launch cruise missiles from ships in the framework of the teachings from the waters of the Caspian and Mediterranean seas. In this regard, the defense Ministry asked Iran and Iraq to provide its airspace for the passage of Russian “Caliber”.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

“The defense Ministry last week sent to Iraq and Iran on the use of airspace of these countries for the passage of cruise missiles”, – told “Interfax” a source in the defense Ministry.

On the eve of the Caspian and Mediterranean seas have started exercises of the Russian naval forces. Seafarers will be required to fulfill actions in the resolution of crisis situations of a terrorist nature.

Earlier in the press service of the southern military district reported that the exercise in the Caspian sea will be attended by two dozen ships, boats and vessels. Among them, the missile ships of “Dagestan” and “Tatarstan”, as well as small missile and artillery ships “Grad svijazhsk”, “Velikiy Ustyug”, “Volgodonsk” and “Makhachkala”.

Note that soon after the beginning of the Russian operation against terrorists in Syria, from the Caspian sea to the militants was hit with cruise missiles “Caliber”. It was subsequently authorized several strikes, including from the Mediterranean sea.

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