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Two missile carriers of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet departed Sevastopol to take part in an exercise in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. The Russian Buyan-M class corvettes, Zelyony Dol and Serpukhov, armed with the Kalibr-NK long-range cruise missile system, will steam to the Syrian coast. They will conduct artillery and missile firing practice during the tour, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The exercise will focus on testing the ability of Russian naval forces to combat terrorist threats. (Submitted by ‘Lone Bear‘)