Russian Navy to Continue Operations Against Somali Pirates

Moscow ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Warships and support vessels of Russian Navy will continue to perform tasks to prevent pirate attacks on civilian ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, Navy commander-in-chief Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Friday.

Currently, Russia’s anti-piracy mission is performed by the squadron of Northern Fleet warships led by submarine chaser Severomorsk, which is expected to guide four convoys of various classes vessels through potentially hazardous areas.

“It is expected that 4-5 campaigns of [Russia’s] Northern and Pacific fleets warships will be organized during the year in areas of increased pirate activity off the African east coast. To support the activities of these squadrons, additional vessels (tankers, rescue vessels) of all [Russian] fleets will be involved,” Chirkov said.

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Via: diplomat.so

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