Russia Deploys Warship To Mediterranean After US Destroyers Fired From Sea On Syria
Russia is deploying a missile-armed frigate to the Mediterranean Sea, where two U.S. destroyers fired missiles targeting a Syrian airbase Thursday night. Russian news agency Tass reported Friday that the Admiral Grigorovich was heading to the Mediterranean on what it described as a “routine voyage.”
In a background briefing to reporters, a senior U.S. military official did not specifically address the warship, but said in general that “there was no indication the Russians were changing their behavior toward the U.S. in response to the attack.”
A spokesperson for U.S. European Command, under whose purview the Mediterranean falls, did not respond to a request for comment.
Tass, citing a “military-diplomatic source,” said the Admiral Grigorovich would visit a Syrian logistics base.
The Foreign Ministry also announced Russia’s intent to suspend a communications line set up in order to avoid midair incidents between Russian and U.S. aircraft in Syria.