Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

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A Russian warship entered the eastern Mediterranean Friday and was heading toward the area where two U.S. Navy destroyers launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned.

The Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the Black Sea, according to a U.S. defense official.   

The Russian warship is now in the eastern Mediterranean steaming in the direction of the U.S. warships.

The Admiral Grigorovich is armed with advanced Kalibr cruise missiles.

Also Friday, one of the American destroyers that launched the missiles into Syria started heading to an undisclosed location to rearm.

The U.S. struck a Syrian airbase in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, including infants and small children, military officials said.

The frigate was bound for the Syrian port of Tartus on a routine voyage, the Russian news agency TASS reported Friday, citing a military-diplomatic source.

“The Russian ship armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will visit the logistics base in Tartus, Syria,” the source said, according to TASS.

The ship was currently near the Blact Sea straits, Tass reported.  The ship left on a voyage after stopping at Novorossiisk for supplies and taking part in a joint exercise with Turkish ships in the Black Sea.


Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @LucasFoxNews

4 thoughts on “Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

    1. Or will they just wring their hands and do nothing again?

      Something of importance must be struck and struck hard.
      Or they will keep pushing and pushing the limits.


      1. They’ll most likely do nothing. They only attack when attacked upon, which although is a good moral rule of thumb, the Zionists and their American war machine, however, don’t follow that same rule and since we are already at war, the Zionists and the US basically already fired the first shot. So one has to wonder why the Russians aren’t just firing away back at them.

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