Three additional Russian warships – SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye and two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk crossed Bosphorus strait, France Press agency reported from Istanbul.
Russian warships are on their way to the Syrian coast, says the Agency.
Russia is strongly opposing any military intervention against the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad; blamed for the use of chemical weapon on the outskirts of Damascus, which allegedly killed more than 1000 people. Russia is the biggest supporter of the regime and its biggest arm supplier.
President Putin said on Wednesday that any military action against the Syrian government will be called “aggression” if it is not supported by the UN counsel. At the same time, Russia, as a permanent member of the UN counsel has vetoed all proposals to hold Assad’s regime accountable.
Presently, Russia keeps four warships close to the Syrian coast; now it is sending in reinforcements.
By Alsu Salakhutdinov