Thursday, October 27, 2016

Russian Ships Refueling off Africa

Russia made NATO go up in arms against their lans to refuel its warships in a Spanish Port.  This made Russia change their plans and make them choose a port of the Northern Coast of Africa.  This fleet includes the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's only aircraft carrier.  This ship in particular worries NATO and many other countries because they worry that the aircraft on the ship will be used to continue the bombing of Aleppo and other rebel held areas.  The Russian Embassy in Madrid sent a request to Spain to let multiple ships to dock in Spanish ports from October 28 to November 2.  Then the fleet was confirmed to have two tankers accompanying it to the Syrian coast.  So, it is unclear what ships the Russian Navy is refueling in the sea off Africa.  It will be very interesting to see what these ships are there to do, and if they do affect the bombing of Aleppo.  

John Carmody

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