The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that five Russian warships crossed the Suez Canal on Wednesday and entered the Mediterranean Sea. Russian Navy spokesperson says that this is the first time in decades that Pacific Ocean Russian warships sail in the area.
According to him, the Russian warships are making their way to Cyprus. The Russian defense minister said: "The Russian Defense Ministry started setting up a special force of warships in the Mediterranean in order to protect Russia's interests in the region." (Roi Kais)