Russia deploys largest air defense ships near Turkish waters
ISTANBUL - Doğan News AgencyRussian General Staff has deployed one of its largest air defense ships at the foot of Turkish territorial waters in the Mediterranean, in a move to revise security measures after a Russian SU-24 was downed by Turkish aircrafts.
According to Russian RIA Novosti agency, Russian General Staff boosted security measures after the recent incident.
In this perspective, Russian bomber aircrafts will be supported by chasers and any kinds of threats will be responded instantly, military spokesman General Sergei Rudskoi said.
Accordingly, “the Moscow,” one of the Russian Navy’s two largest warships and the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, will be deployed where Turkey-Syria territorial waters connect.
The warship is known to have an air defense system similar to S-300s, allowing the ship to immediately respond to any perceived threat.
Russian General Staff also decided to cut off all military communication with Turkey.
Moreover, Russia Russia is sending its most hi-tech air defence system to its airbase in Syria, the defence minister said Nov. 25, as Moscow ratchets up its firepower over the war-torn country after the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey.
"The S-400 anti-aircraft missile system will be deployed to the Hmeimim airbase," Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse.