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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Russia: ''Navy Preparing to Defend Base in Syria''

From Moscow Times

''Russia is preparing to send Marines to defend its naval base in Syria amid continued unrest in the Arab state, Interfax reported Monday, citing a Navy source.

The information confirms reports in Russian and Western media Friday.

Two large troop transport vessels and a rescue tugboat will defend Russian citizens and infrastructure in the port city of Tartus and also evacuate equipment if necessary, the source said.

Tartus is home to Russia’s only naval base outside the former Soviet Union.''

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