Russian Destroyers at Syrian Shores

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NATO confirmed the large-scale presence of the Russian navy in the Mediterranean Sea close to the Syrian coastline.

Spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said the presence includes “several destroyer warships equipped with modern cruise missiles.”

It the largest presence of Russian naval force at the Syrian shores, since Russia joined the conflict in 2015.

“It is important that all actors in the region exercise restraint and refrain from worsening an already disastrous humanitarian situation in Syria,” Lungescu said.