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Cyprus: Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky docks at Limassol01:07

Cyprus: Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky docks at Limassol

Cyprus, Limassol
February 12, 2014 at 16:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cyprus: Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky docks at Limassol

Cypriot Foreign Minister Fotis Photiou visited the Russian heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, which docked in Limassol harbour on Wednesday.

The nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruiser-sized vessel heads the task force in the Mediterranean Sea securing the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons agents into international hands. Primarily an anti-ship and anti-air rocketry platform, the Pyotr Veliky mounts a range of armaments including P-700 Granit shipkiller missiles and S-300PMU Favorit surface-to-air rockets.

Various Russian warships and fighter jets have also been engaged in military exercises in the Greek Cypriot administered southern Cyprus, Sukhoi Su-33 fighter jets, Ka -7 military helicopters and the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.

Cyprus: Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky docks at Limassol01:07
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Cyprus: Russian missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky docks at Limassol

Cypriot Foreign Minister Fotis Photiou visited the Russian heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, which docked in Limassol harbour on Wednesday.

The nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruiser-sized vessel heads the task force in the Mediterranean Sea securing the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons agents into international hands. Primarily an anti-ship and anti-air rocketry platform, the Pyotr Veliky mounts a range of armaments including P-700 Granit shipkiller missiles and S-300PMU Favorit surface-to-air rockets.

Various Russian warships and fighter jets have also been engaged in military exercises in the Greek Cypriot administered southern Cyprus, Sukhoi Su-33 fighter jets, Ka -7 military helicopters and the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.

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