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  Sivan 29, 5773 , 07/06/13

Russia Deploys Warships to the Mediterranean Sea

Russia's navy will deploy about 10 warships to the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

According to the announcement, the number of warships could be increased if the situation required it. The force will monitor the situation in the region, conduct humanitarian and rescue operations, prevent drug trafficking and arms smuggling, and combat sea piracy and terrorism, the ministry said.

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