4 articles tagged "Tartus"
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Vladimir Putin
Russia’s Wide Berth from Syrian Escalation and Strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2012, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

A plague on all your houses, says Vladimir Putin as he pulls Russia and its army away from escalating Middle East violence in consequence of the foreign intervention he anticipates in Syria and an attack on Iran. Russian arms deliveries are cut off to Iran and Syria.

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Russian Navy in Tartus
Russia is disengaging from Syria: Arms shipments stopped, warships exit Tartus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 29, 2012, 4:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Russian naval vessels have unexpectedly departed the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus and Russian arms shipments to Syria have been suddenly discontinued. debkafile’s military sources reveal that those and other military steps indicate that the Russians are rapidly drawing away from the Syrian arena to avoid getting caught up in the escalating hostilities expected to arise from military intervention by the US, Europe and a number of Arab states. Russian intelligence seems certain that this foreign intervention is imminent.

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Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov
No Longer “Naval Bases” but "Leisure & Rest Sites" for Russian Sailors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2012, 12:43 AM (GMT+02:00)

Moscow has come up with a new euphemism for the naval bases it seeks to acquire in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean Sea – Leisure and Rest Sites. Russian Navy chiefs warn the Kremlin that its naval assets are not up to defending Russian interests in the Middle ...

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Russian marine landing craft
Russia flies anti-air, anti-ship missiles to Assad as its fleet heads to Tartus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2012, 8:47 AM (GMT+02:00)

Moscow is using the time up until Russian President Vladimir Putin faces US President Barack Obama across the G20 conference table in Los Cabos, Mexico Sunday, June 17 – or its corridors - to ship sophisticated anti-air, anti-ship arms to Syria able to prevent a no-fly zone being imposed. A fleet of Russian warships is also heading for Tartus. If the two presidents come to terms on Syria and Iran, the planned US and allied intervention in Syria may be delayed. If not - quickened.

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