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Russian Defense Minister: Russia to Deploy Warships Permanently in the Mediterranean

Feb 27, 2013

MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoygu said that Russia needs to obtain permanent presence in the Mediterranean as to protect its interests.

During a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday, Shoygu said an operational formation should be deployed in the Mediterranean region for defending the national interests of Russia there.

Earlier, a source at the Russian Staff stated that the warships of three Russian fleets, the Black Sea fleet, the North Sea fleet and the Baltic Sea fleet, will be positioned permanently in the Mediterranean.

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