February 28, 2020 / 6:30 AM / a month ago

Russia sends two warships armed with cruise missiles to Syria's coast - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is sending two warships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea towards the Syrian coast, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s Black Sea Fleet as saying on Friday.

The deployment comes amid mounting tensions between Russia, Turkey and Syria over the Syrian province of Idlib.

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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