Russian Pacific Fleet unit heads for Somalia to counter piracy

VLADIVOSTOK, March 20 — A unit of Russian Pacific Fleet ships left Vladivostok Tuesday night to undertake combat tasks in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, local media reported Wednesday.

The unit comprises large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, frigates Admiral Nevelskoy, Peresvet and Oslyabya, ocean rescue tug Fotiy Krylov and sea tanker Pechenga.

This is the ninth Russian unit dispatched on anti-piracy mission off Somali coast in the northwestern Indian Ocean.


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