Reports indicate that a Russian warship entered the eastern Mediterranean on Friday. The vessel was heading towards the location where two U.S. Navy destroyers launched missile strikes into Syria. U.S. defense officials reported that the Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494 cruised through the Bosphorus Strait just a few hours after the attack from the Black Sea.
The Russian warship is currently in the eastern Mediterranean heading towards the U.S. warships. The Admiral Grigorovich is equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles. Reports also indicate that one of the American destroyers that launched the missiles into Syria changed its route and headed to undisclosed location to rearm.
The U.S. military struck the Syrian airbase in retaliation for the deadly chemical attack against citizens, the victims included small children and infants. Reports from the Russian news agency TASS indicated that the Russian warship was destined for the Syrian port of Tartus on a routine voyage. The source also revealed that the Russian ship, which is armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will visit the logistics base in Tartus, Syria.
TASS reported that the ship was near the Black Sea straits. It left on a voyage after stopping at Novorossiisk for supplies and taking part in a joint exercise with Turkish ships in the Black Sea.