The Russian shipborne air strike force led by the missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has arrived in the Mediterranean Sea, Russia`s Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS.
”Last week, our shipborne air strike force led by the missile cruisier Pyotr Veliky made a passage through the eastern Atlantic into the Mediterranean Sea. On October 27-29, support vessels replenished the naval group with all types of supplies to the required level,” Shoigu said at a conference call in the Defense Ministry, TASS wrote.
The refusal of some countries to allow Russian vessels to call at their ports did not affect the mission of the Russian task force, he added.
”We were especially surprised by the position of certain countries which under the pressure of the US and NATO said in public they denied the request of our warships to call at their ports. This did not affect at all the schedule of their traffic along the planned route as they are provided with all the necessary resources,” Shoigu said.