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Two Russian Navy ships call at Hambantota

As a part of carrying out operations in the Asia-Pacific region, two Russian Navy warships have arrived in Sri Lanka, the Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman said on Monday.

The warships, Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, are Udaloy-class anti-submarine guided-missile destroyers. Seven such destroyers are currently in service with the Russian Navy’s Northern and Pacific fleets.

The warships arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota, for a business call—and are set to replenish water and fuel supplies.

“Today, in accordance with the long voyage plan, a detachment of the Pacific Fleet warships consisting of the large anti-submarine ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, and large sea tanker Boris Butoma arrived on a business call at the port of Hambantota on the southern coast of Sri Lanka,” said Nikolai Voskresensky, the spokesperson of Pacific Fleet.

According to reports, the detachment left Vladivostok on August 1 for the long voyage aimed at carrying out missions in the Asia-Pacific region for more than two months. Similar visits of Russian Warships to Sri Lanka have also happened before.

In this year, two warships, ‘Yaroslav Mudry’ and ‘Victor Konetsky’ of the Baltic Fleet, arrived at the port of Colombo on a three-day goodwill visit in March.

(Eurasian Times)

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