The data on the increased Russian presence comes from the official news agency Interfax as it is clear that President Putin this would send a signal to the United States.
Landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov leaves today Sevastopol in Ukraine to go to Novosibirsk where, according to a source within the Russian Navy will take on "special cargo " and then leave the " its combat area " in the Mediterranean.
What this particular load would consist in not disclosed.
Several other ships are on their way there , and several are already there.
Warning to America
USA already has a significant military presence in and around the Mediterranean.
It looks , in other words out slightly as during the Cold War. But it is unlikely that we will see a military confrontation between Russia and the United States. Rather, you should see the increased Russian presence as a warning to the U.S. not to attack Syria as punishment for chemical weapons attack just over two weeks ago.
If the U.S. still attacking it does not mean that the Russians put in militarily. But their ship is there as a concern for the U.S. and as a possible means for Assad and his regime , for example, if the dictator would have to flee the country.
Russia's military presence is also in line with Putin's willingness to let the country regain a stronger position in the international arena.
As expected, managed to world leaders to reach a solution to the crisis in Syria during the G-20 summit in St Petersburg . Instead, the meeting showed how fragmented the world's richest countries in their approach to how the world should respond to the use of chemical weapons.
President Obama failed to convince reluctant leaders to set up a military action against Bashar al-Assad . He goes still further in his line .
On Tuesday, he will speak to the American people from the Oval Office of the White House. A clear indication that a U.S. military attack is drawing ever closer.
But once again showed Obama with the curtain that he wrestles with his conscience.
- I was elected president to stop the war. Not to start a war , the president said at his press conference after the meeting in St. Petersburg.
He had a brief private meeting with Russian President Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting.
- It was a straightforward conversation was mostly about Syria, revealed Obama.
He then lodged hope that even if the U.S. attacks Syria militarily so he hopes that Putin is willing to help get both sides to the negotiating table to reach a political solution to the conflict.
Still, Obama must be aware that a military action , even if it is limited, hardly increasing Russia's willingness to pressure the Assad regime to the negotiating table .
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