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Spain’s African Exclave of Ceuta: Mainstay of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean?

On August 5, 2015, four Russian warships—the missile cruiser Moskva, the escort ship Pytlivy, the large sea tanker Ivan Bubnov and Shakhtyor, a rescue tug—docked at the Mediterranean port of Ceuta, a Spanish exclave in North Africa, claimed by Morocco, and located just south of Gibraltar, across the Strait (Gibraltarpanorama.gi, August 6, 2015). This port visit was followed, on August 26, by the arrival of the diesel-electric submarine Novorossiysk and, one day later, an SB-36-class tugboat (Laverdaddeceuta.com, August 26, 2015). This marks the 12th such port visit this year; 13 took place over all of 2014. Russian warships bunker and …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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