Two destroyers and three amphibious landing vessels carrying marines set sail
bases in the Arctic and the Black Sea, according to Russian military sources.
Russia's defence ministry insisted that the mission was part of a previously
scheduled exercise in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea and at least
one of the vessels in the flotilla has patrolled waters off Syria
earlier this year.
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