Ships of permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea started practicing measures for air facility defense at the Syrian city of Latakia in the seaside direction.


This said a military source to “Interfax-AVN”:


«Ships of the Navy task force led by the missile cruiser «Moskva», located in the eastern Mediterranean, have started to work out defense problems of air facility at Latakia, which houses the Russian air group».


In addition, the source added that the ships connections had made single artillery firing at air targets:


«In the coming days, will be held joint exercises of naval group, during which will perform the main scene — group firing of anti-aircraft missiles at air targets, together with ground air defenses. The purpose of the exercise — to check the effectiveness of the air facility protection at Latakia from air strikes».