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Russian navy: Floating workshop heading to Tartous harbor

A source at the Russian Navy announced that the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) floating workshop PM-56 has left Sevastopol harbor on Saturday and is heading to Tartous harbor to service Russian navy vessels in the Mediterranean for six months.

The source told journalists said that the workshop, which is commanded by Captain Igor Bakuradze, will provide repairs and technical support to the Russian navy vessels that reach the support point in Tartous, and that the workshop will replace the workshop PM-138 which has been operating in the Mediterranean since May.

The source added that a number of counter-terrorism soldiers will be on board the workshop.

The Russian vessels currently operating in the Mediterranean are the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Piotr Veliky, the missile cruiser Varyag, the destroyer Smetlivy, and the landing ships Aleksandr Shabalin, Minsk and Novosibirsk, in addition to scouting ships Priazovye and Ekvator along with other support vessels.

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Russian medical aid shipment arrives in Damascus International Airport

A medical aid cargo on Sunday morning arrived in Damascus International Airport presented by Russia to the Syrian people.

The aid aims at alleviating the suffering of the Syrians due to the terrorist attacks against the health establishments and medicine factories and the unfair economic sanctions imposed on Syria.

The shipment includes amounts of Glucose material which is used for liver and diabetes diseases and a number of other medical materials.

Last week, a Russian aid flight carrying 44 tons of medical materials arrived in al-Basel Airport in Lattakia.

During the last months tens of tons of various assistance materials presented by the Russian people to the Syrians arrived in Syria.

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SANA/H.Zain/Ghossoun/H. Sabbagh – 24/11/2013

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