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Russia: Two Turkish warships welcomed on unofficial visit to Novorossiysk02:18

Russia: Two Turkish warships welcomed on unofficial visit to Novorossiysk

Russian Federation, Novorossiysk
April 3, 2017 at 18:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Two Turkish warships arrived at the southern Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday for an unofficial three-day visit.

The vessels, a frigate and a corvette, arrived at the port after completing a round of annual Turkish naval exercises, codenamed Sea Star, in the Black Sea.

Commander of the Russian Navy's Admiral Grigorovich frigate, Anatoliy Velitshko, said of the visit: "We have prepared very hard for this event. We hope that the preparation of our ship and of our crew will be as good as the preparation of our Turkish colleagues."

The Turkish crew is expected to meet the commander of the Black Sea Fleet and the mayor of Novorossiysk, before taking part in a football tournament with sailors stationed at the Russian port.

Both Turkish warships will offer tours to all visitors during their stay in Novorossiysk.

Russia: Two Turkish warships welcomed on unofficial visit to Novorossiysk02:18
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Two Turkish warships arrived at the southern Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday for an unofficial three-day visit.

The vessels, a frigate and a corvette, arrived at the port after completing a round of annual Turkish naval exercises, codenamed Sea Star, in the Black Sea.

Commander of the Russian Navy's Admiral Grigorovich frigate, Anatoliy Velitshko, said of the visit: "We have prepared very hard for this event. We hope that the preparation of our ship and of our crew will be as good as the preparation of our Turkish colleagues."

The Turkish crew is expected to meet the commander of the Black Sea Fleet and the mayor of Novorossiysk, before taking part in a football tournament with sailors stationed at the Russian port.

Both Turkish warships will offer tours to all visitors during their stay in Novorossiysk.

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