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Chemical weapons under escort

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Chemical weapons under escort

Today, at a meeting at the Ministry of Defense, they talked about a unique operation that Russian sailors, together with their foreign colleagues, are carrying out in the Mediterranean.


This is about escorting vessels filled with Syrian chemical weapons. It is known that this deadly cargo, which includes about 20 tons of toxic mustard gas, needs to be taken out of the country before 31 in March of this year. And by the end of June, the "chemistry" of Assad should be completely destroyed.

Our country does not participate in the immediate elimination of Syrian WMD. However, Russia and a number of other states took upon themselves the equally responsible task of ensuring the safety of transporting chemical weapons, first to the port of Lattakia, and then - by sea - to the places of its disposal.

Since the route is mainly laid by water, a special role in the fulfillment of this mission fell on our operational connection of the Navy in the Mediterranean. Now there are eight warships and support vessels led by the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great. On board, a staff coordination center is deployed, which, in addition to Russian navy sailors, includes liaison officers from the Danish, Norwegian and Chinese navies.

Last week, Peter the Great, along with the Chinese watchboat Yan Chen, escorted and ensured the safety of the Danish special vessel Arc Futura with the first batch of Syrian chemical weapons on board.

“The crew of the cruiser coped with the task successfully,” the captain of 1 rank Oleg Peshkurov reported to Sergei Shoigu, the Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, by video call.

Where exactly the dangerous goods were transported from Syria, they are not told in our military department. But, according to some sources, his further path lies through Italy. In the opinion of the Russian military leaders, the following circumstance looks important - the first phase of the January 7 operation in the Mediterranean became truly unprecedented: such interaction between the crews of the Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy during a military operation in stories was not yet.

The heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great is still in the Mediterranean. His sailors are ready to continue to provide for the export of Syrian chemical weapons. However, it is possible that the Northern Shipborne Carrier Group will take on this task. fleet as part of the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Levchenko, the large landing ship Olenegorsky Pitman, and three support vessels. They are already on a campaign, the final region of which will be the eastern Mediterranean.

But why is it necessary to attract such a serious ship force to the "supporting" mission? The Ministry of Defense told the "RG" correspondent that the transportation of chemical weapons is too important an operation to be trusted, for example, to landing ships. "The convoy must guarantee the protection of vessels with dangerous cargo in three environments - from air, land and sea strikes, including from under water. This task is only possible for ships with appropriate systems for detecting and destroying targets," the military said .
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  1. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 15 January 2014 11: 47
    +8
    Such a giant and during the time next to Oleg Naydenov would have been let go, hell would the Senegalese poked their hands on the show's masks ...
    1. Retx
      Retx 15 January 2014 12: 26
      +4
      For Senegalese 956 just right. Walk along the coast with artillery, fortunately there are two 2x130. In this matter, I agree with the small-shavens: the monkeys must be put in place.
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 15 January 2014 13: 48
        +4
        Quote: RETX
        monkeys must be put in place.


        Both them and Greenpeace must be put in place. Both have different ideas about neutral waters and private property, and of course about what you can do with it.
        1. Geisenberg
          Geisenberg 15 January 2014 13: 54
          +1
          Quote: sledgehammer102
          Quote: RETX
          monkeys must be put in place.


          Both them and Greenpeace must be put in place. Both have different ideas about neutral waters and private property, and of course about what you can do with it.


          Only greenpeace is enough to shut up. Monkeys, without trunks resting on their backs, immediately rush to the trees, where they belong.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 15 January 2014 12: 00
    +9
    Good deed - our fleet had a serious deed.
    It would only be nice to carry out this grouping of the operational formation of the Navy in the Mediterranean along the shores of SAUDI ARABIA, so that the royal family could prosra ... be careful with fear.
  3. Llirik
    Llirik 15 January 2014 12: 22
    +3
    The most important thing is that chemistry should really be disposed of, and not hidden (handed over to the opposition) for the time being, in order to be used later for dirty purposes.
    For example, such a scenario. According to documents, chemical weapons - destroyed, in fact, shipped to the left from the recycling center. This is followed by a provocation using already standard, industrially produced ammunition from the ATS (supposedly disposed of) as evidence of the frostbite of the legitimate authority of Syria.
    God forbid, of course, but nothing like that can be expected from the "friends of Syria" and peddlers of democracy ...
    1. dmitrij.blyuz
      dmitrij.blyuz 15 January 2014 13: 37
      +3
      Really. The most powerful cruiser, the TAKR will catch up. Do not exchange ourselves for trifles. It seems to me that a couple of BODs are quite enough. Or just, most likely, we gain experience?
      1. clidon
        clidon 15 January 2014 21: 04
        0
        It depends on what is enough. if attacks of the opposition or some gangsters to repel, then there is enough patrol with a helicopter. "And if with NATO, then not enough."
  4. Arh
    Arh 15 January 2014 13: 59
    0
    Still, such boats would be made with icebreaking patency! ! ! ))) am tongue wassat
  5. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 15 January 2014 14: 29
    +5
    Another piece of news - "Azov" goes to Syria.
  6. mitya24
    mitya24 15 January 2014 14: 44
    0
    Hammer nails with a microscope. That's what it's called. The ship, which should sink AUGi, serves as an escort destroyer.
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 15 January 2014 14: 55
      +4
      Quote: mitya24
      Hammer nails with a microscope. That's what it's called. The ship, which should sink AUGi, serves as an escort destroyer.

      Would you prefer that he "clashed" with the enemy in a real war ALREADY NOW?
      Through the efforts of the country's leadership, its Foreign Ministry won, if not a major political victory, then at least a DELAY from the impending disaster was obtained. The DELAY necessary for us to modernize the Armed Forces.
      And the "tool" for the implementation of the postponement is selected from the available arsenal of means.

      Give time, and everything will be different ...
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 15 January 2014 15: 43
      +7
      And before that, Peter the Great went to the Arctic as a helicopter carrier (3 PS for unloading a convoy).

      All these are tasks that need to be addressed. Petr in SM solves the problems of presence in the region, now Varyag has gone home, and Kuzya and Levchenko are pulling themselves towards the end of January.

      What is bad, that the RUSSIAN SHIP has actually become the flagship of the largest international naval combat this year's operations?

      Or would it be better if he stood at the base? Save a resource for future achievements in the destruction of AUG?
  7. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 15 January 2014 15: 17
    +3
    Quote: mitya24
    Hammer nails with a microscope. That's what it's called. The ship, which should sink AUGi, serves as an escort destroyer.

    What do you mean by "nails"? There is such a concept - a combat mission, and it is assigned to this ship! This is a military campaign, extra training for the squad, operation for equipment! It's always helpful! Are you sure that in the depths nobody telescopes a special cargo?
    1. mitya24
      mitya24 15 January 2014 16: 07
      0
      I just do not share the pathos of our media covering these events.
      1. bif
        bif 16 January 2014 01: 21
        +1
        Quote: mitya24
        I just do not share the pathos of our media covering these events.

        Someone from the wise said that if you do not understand the actions of politicians, this does not mean that they are stupid, most likely you don’t know something.
  8. atalef
    atalef 15 January 2014 15: 22
    +3
    The great news is that the sooner there will be no chemical weapons in Syria, the calmer the world will be. No one knows whose hands it can fall into and where it will later emerge.
  9. mitya24
    mitya24 15 January 2014 16: 17
    -2
    Based on the analysis of the information messages of the last five days, strange, conflicting conclusions emerge: 1) we are very cool, we can lead and carry out an international military operation at sea; 2) we are not cool at all, as the captains of our ship are muzzled by the black-skinned poises of the banana state, who are being persuaded by it is not clear by whom.
    1. bif
      bif 16 January 2014 01: 29
      +1
      Quote: mitya24
      we are not cool at all, since the captain of our ship is muzzled by the black-skinned poises of the banana state, who are invaded by it is not clear by whom.

      Well, why is it not clear, very much even - France and the "green pipa".
      And what do you want Hollywood pathos - a la Navy ships keep sight of Senegal? Patience, and the monkeys will be punished, and the owners will get it.
  10. da113
    da113 15 January 2014 17: 34
    +3
    It was necessary to disperse on the border with Turkey! Why such a cost?
  11. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 15 January 2014 18: 02
    0
    Quote: atalef
    The great news is that the sooner there will be no chemical weapons in Syria, the calmer the world will be. No one knows whose hands it can fall into and where it will later emerge.

    I agree with your opinion. But such ships are a bust for escort. And a question. Purely for your own interest, why bomb Syria? Does Sharon’s spirit rest? You’re the same people ...
  12. moremansf
    moremansf 15 January 2014 18: 31
    +2
    "A headquarters coordination center has been deployed on board the Peter the Great TARKR, which, in addition to Russian naval sailors, includes liaison officers of the Danish, Norwegian and Chinese navies."... Not every ship is suitable for these purposes ... this project has appropriate premises for these purposes, equipped with the necessary communication and surveillance equipment. For this, "Peter the Great" is the best fit. In addition to this, the headquarters of the operational formation of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea is located on board. This is an additional number of people who also need to be accommodated, fed and provided with everything necessary ... In the old days, floating bases of submarines of the "Galkin", "Gadzhiev" type, etc. were used for these purposes. Currently, the OS of the Russian Navy in the SPM does not have ships of this type ... With the arrival of Kuznetsov, the OS headquarters will be transferred to it, there are even more comfortable conditions for these purposes ...
  13. q_556
    q_556 15 January 2014 18: 35
    +1
    Everything is good, it’s only upsetting - is there really not a single combat-capable destroyer or BOD for these purposes? It was necessary to drive the largest warship in the world even from the Northern Fleet? Rather, frigates of project 22350 and 1135.6 would have come into service so that Peter the Great did not have to puff out for the entire fleet.
  14. ZU-23
    ZU-23 15 January 2014 19: 17
    0
    Yes, this is of course a trump escort, I think at such a moment that neither will challenge Russia with China, and others should look and think whether they need this Nato, which always annoys everyone, because our roof is on everyone's face, just live right.
  15. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 15 January 2014 20: 46
    +2
    They walk to study! To demonstrate the flag! And thank God they walked, they stood for almost 20 years, and some of the "Orlans", at the wall, are already letting flow.
    1. AVV
      AVV 15 January 2014 22: 53
      0
      Any mission is important !!! Especially in the area !!!
  16. alone
    alone 15 January 2014 21: 35
    +2
    A well-designed operation is beginning to bear fruit. Soon there will be no XO left in Syria. Let's see if this will stop the fighting, where civilians are suffering
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 16 January 2014 00: 25
      +2
      This will not stop the fighting. It just took away the incentive for the Tomahawks. And it put the hawks from the Pentagon in a puddle. But given that the military-industrial complex of "exceptional" ordered a lot of cruise missiles, we have to admit the fact that the old ones need to be "disposed of" somewhere ... The only question is, will the whale turn out to be such a landfill for disposal next? ...
      Sadly. what
  17. GUARDIAN ANGEL
    GUARDIAN ANGEL 15 January 2014 21: 42
    0
    The wine-maker is always guilty ... not the people who used it are deprived of chemistry.
  18. Spartan
    Spartan 15 January 2014 23: 49
    0
    I am sure that Syria will leave something for itself on the endgame! wink Usually, they simply don’t refuse a trump card! wink
  19. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 16 January 2014 05: 28
    +1
    The most interesting thing is that the only leg of the route on which there REALLY is a REAL threat of attack on convoys with chemical weapons is a DRINK CUT ... that's probably why they took half a fleet to the sea, we also need to send strategic aviation to patrol the sea route - in full force, and also make demonstrative strikes along the sea route by Topolii and Voivode ... It is a pity that there is no battle station like the Death Star in orbit - and it would be driven to a heap, walking is like walking. laughing
    And yet ... what is there with the participation in the GROUND protection of convoys? Uh
    1. Volkhov
      Volkhov 16 January 2014 07: 16
      0
      A battalion of about the Marine Corps or an abbreviated brigade judging by the kitchens and tents http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2383967
      Miracles of camouflage - MP vest, airborne camouflage, ears of trainee officers. In the press, "Syria was provided ... about 70 cars" without specifying full or empty.