- Title: Russia sends naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria - state newspaper
- Date: 28th October 2016
- Summary: SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA (OCTOBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RUSSIAN DESTROYER SMETLIVY WARSHIP LEAVING SEVASTOPOL PORT
- Embargoed: 12th November 2016 15:28
- Keywords: Crimea Sevastopol ship destroyer Smetlivy Russia Syria mideast crisis
- Location: SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA
- City: SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00155X535Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Russia on Friday (October 28) despatched the naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria to join its battle group there for a few months, Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.
It said the heavily armed ship had left the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Friday to great fanfare.
Ruptly, a video news agency financed by the Russian government, said the ship would first head for the Greek port of Piraeus to take part in an event connected with the Russian-Greek year of culture.
Ruptly said the Smetlivy would depart Piraeus on Nov. 2.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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