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Russian navy to start sorties in Mediterranean
« on: December 06, 2007, 10:53:51 PM »
Russian navy to start sorties in Mediterranean
Thu Dec 6, 2007 2:43am
 By Guy Faulconbridge

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it would start the first major navy sortie into the Mediterranean since Soviet times, the latest move by an increasingly assertive Moscow to demonstrate its military might.

"The aim of the sorties is to ensure a naval presence in tactically important regions of the world ocean," Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov told President Vladimir Putin, who wished the sailors well. The rest of the meeting was closed.

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