Five Russian naval ships in Colombo

Sunday, 24 November 2013 - 19:25

Five Russian naval ships of the Pacific Fleet arrived at the Port of Colombo today for replenishment and crews’ relaxation.

The ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on their arrival.

The ships are on their way from the Mediterranean to their home port in Vladivostok.

The visit of ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet is taking place after several years and is an indication of the Russian naval interest in the region.

Further, the transit also signifies the Sri Lanka’s geo-strategic location in the Indian Ocean as a Maritime Hub for ships traversing from Far West to Far East.

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