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Destroyer Smetlivy Joins Russian Naval Battle Group in Syria

Russia on Friday (October 28) dispatched 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 news agency 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.

Source: Al Alam

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