“We Expect Mutual Respect from the Russians”: NATO Sent Navy Group to Syria


ITS Carabiniere (F 593)



In the Mediterranean Sea there are many problems associated with the security of the region: the underwater activities of the Russian fleet in its eastern part, the instability of the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as the flow of migrants and illegal traffic. NATO's Second Permanent Naval Group (SNMG-2) has been tasked with resolving all these issues that need attention. It is reported by USNI News.

The flagship of the SNMG-2 is the Italian Navy frigate ITS Carabiniere (F 593), on board of which is the group commander Rear Admiral Paolo Fantoni. According to him, the main task is to counter Russian submarines near their base in Syrian Tartus.

We observe Russians in the Mediterranean, we respect the rules of safety and navigation, and we expect them to do the same for us [...] We, of course, monitor their activities, so I know what they do with us

- expressed his hopes Fantoni.

According to him, the submarines of the Russian Navy do not pose a danger to the group he leads, although their high combat effectiveness does not cause the rear admiral, "expecting respect from the Russians," to doubt:

I do not see a threat, an immediate threat to the [NATO] forces, although we respect their potential.

Currently, SNMG-2’s core team includes the flagship Carabiniere, Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), Greek frigate HS Aegean (F 460), and Turkish frigate TCG Salihreis (F 246), although the group’s composition may change over a six-month period, during which Fantoni will command her.

“We Expect Mutual Respect from the Russians”: NATO Sent Navy Group to Syria

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  1. Uncle lee 4 March 2020 05: 34 New
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    so i know
    We know what you know .....
    1. Finches 4 March 2020 06: 10 New
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      NATO, our potential enemy! NATO countries are our enemies, the enemy can and should be respected, but NATO did not deserve it! It moves sneakily east to our borders, although it promised not to do it at every step, it bombed Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq ... What respect can there be for bandits from the highway? Is it the Armed Forces? Not! This is a gang - there is a leader - the USA, there are foremen - France, Germany, Great Britain ..., there are sixes - Bulgaria, the Baltic states ... Why should we respect them ?? Under Gorbachev, Shevardnadze and Yeltsin-Kozyrev already respected the "Western partners" that they asked for permission in Washington to leave their native harbor ... So, the admiral went to ....! This is the only way to talk to them, and not wrap the snot on a fist!
      1. Grandfather Crimea 4 March 2020 07: 18 New
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        And do not forget that there were constantly skirmishes between the USSR and then Russia (under the guise of misunderstanding on the part of Nato), then constant provocations on the verge of a foul ... They really deserve what they pay attention to their actions. Seven feet under the keel to our sailors and lossless return to their native shores.
        1. Xnumx vis 4 March 2020 08: 54 New
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          Quote: Grandfather Crimea
          Seven feet under the keel to our sailors and lossless return to their native shores.

          And this is the main thing!
  2. Levin 4 March 2020 05: 44 New
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    Hello. We love polite people, but no boors tongue
  3. Sofa expert 4 March 2020 05: 49 New
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    What a brave sailor, respects our potential
    1. 210ox 4 March 2020 05: 59 New
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      Well, in any case, it does not require the lighthouse to change course. Worth respect. smile
    2. skif8013 4 March 2020 17: 31 New
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      Yes, if he sees the potential, I'm afraid the toad will strangle him))
  4. Vladimir_2U 4 March 2020 06: 01 New
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    Would there be such respect without very successful military operations in Syria, both the aviation and the Russian fleet? I doubt it. MFA "concerns" in such cases are clearly not enough.
  5. rotmistr60 4 March 2020 06: 13 New
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    “We are waiting from the Russians mutual respect "
    Mutual implies mutual. But respect from the United States (NATO) is not observed. And only the opposite happens: threats, impudent behavior ... But this smiled
    so i know what they do with us
    1. pmkemcity 4 March 2020 09: 22 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 (Gennady) Today, 06: 13 NEW
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      “We expect mutual respect from the Russians”
      Mutual implies mutual. But respect from the United States (NATO) is not observed. And only the opposite happens: threats, impudent behavior ... But this smiled
      so i know what they do with us

      To be afraid means respect. But if respected, is it afraid?
  6. bessmertniy 4 March 2020 06: 33 New
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    Something few NATO ships are sending to solve the problem of refugees, who today rushed from Turkey to Europe. request To transport several million migrants, it would be necessary to use a larger fleet. what
  7. Fedor Sokolov 4 March 2020 06: 37 New
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    The systematic squeezing of Russia from the eastern Mediterranean began. Further, they will simply bind us hand and foot and will not allow us to carry out anti-terrorism measures to ensure the security of our military base in Latakia, it was extremely important for the West that the militants from Idlib province should be as close as possible to Russian military facilities and constantly conduct harassing shelling, giving to understand that you are not welcome here go home. The ultimate goal of all this, as originally conceived, remains the same: the overthrow of the legitimate government of Syria and its transformation into chaos territory following the example of Libya.
    1. Serg65 4 March 2020 07: 50 New
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      Quote: Fedor Sokolov
      The systematic squeezing of Russia from the eastern Mediterranean began.

      Something you started a requiem early!
      Quote: Fedor Sokolov
      Then they will simply bind us hand and foot and will not allow us to carry out anti-terrorism measures to ensure the security of our military base in Latakia

      Where are such conclusions from?
      1. alexmach 4 March 2020 21: 47 New
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        Something you started a requiem early!

        In fact, besides these, there are 2 more carrier groups.
        1. Serg65 5 March 2020 07: 57 New
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          Quote: alexmach
          In fact, besides these, there are 2 more carrier groups.

          So what? Is this called systematic extrusion? I beg of you...
  8. rocket757 4 March 2020 06: 51 New
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    All the rules exist for Schaub the brazen and their cousins, they laid them on smartly when they need it .... and I write in declarations / proclamations, all kinds of admirals are pacifiers talking, IT IS NOT INTERESTING FOR ANYONE!
  9. Vasyan1971 4 March 2020 08: 03 New
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    Of course, we monitor their activities, so I know what they do with us

    What is needed is what they will do. If necessary.
  10. Ros 56 4 March 2020 08: 36 New
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    Let NATO not scamper where it is not being asked and the admiral will have a pension.
  11. Calm 4 March 2020 09: 51 New
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    World of Warship Medals
    1. KVK1 4 March 2020 11: 15 New
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      World of Warship Medals

      census medal? repeat
  12. aszzz888 4 March 2020 10: 25 New
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    the instability of the situation in Syria and Libya .... The Second Permanent Naval Group of NATO (SNMG-2) has been tasked with resolving all these issues that need attention
    And how did the Natosrovites get together to solve this particular problem - "the instability of the situation in Syria and Libya" ?! To bomb again, and to throw rockets ?! request And the fact that they jerk in advance regarding our group in the middle-earth, is a good sign - they are afraid.
  13. Bersaglieri 4 March 2020 12: 30 New
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    Well, there is nothing to share with the countries of the Mediterranean (and Italy, in general, is one of the largest economic partners of Russia), so it’s a “mutually polite flag demonstration”
  14. Igluxnumx 4 March 2020 12: 44 New
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    Did you call NATO? Me not! Why are they off the coast of Syria on the traverse of Tartus?
    Uncles from NATO bring another "pacification"? It smells of blood!
    1. Bersaglieri 7 March 2020 19: 47 New
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      In general, Middle-earth is their water area (Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, all in NATO) :)
  15. Livonetc 4 March 2020 15: 06 New
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    The group’s commander, Rear Admiral Paolo Fantoni, gives the impression of a completely adequate person and commander.
    At present, in general and in the conditions of the local situation in particular, this is a positive moment.
  16. lvov_aleksey 5 March 2020 00: 21 New
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    how can you tell this star-striped that they are not gods - they are nobody and they can not be called !!!
    1. Bersaglieri 11 March 2020 14: 45 New
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      Who are the "star-striped"? Italians? :)
  17. Fedy Klay 5 March 2020 12: 26 New
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    Fantoni un servo degli US. #yenkieesgohome !!
  18. Paramon Pictures 6 March 2020 02: 17 New
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    Cheyut you talked for respect - scary? No drift - no offense.
  19. lvov_aleksey 11 March 2020 17: 26 New
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    Quote: Bersaglieri
    Who are the "star-striped"? Italians? :)

    I have ever seen flags, especially Italian ...
    1. Bersaglieri 12 March 2020 12: 57 New
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      Duc, Tricolore is
  20. lvov_aleksey 14 March 2020 03: 13 New
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    Quote: Bersaglieri
    Duc, Tricolore is

    my funny, don’t joke anymore (((