Russia Warships Dock in Beirut Port awaiting Departure to Syria

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Three Russia warships docked on Thursday in Beirut Port, and al-Mayadeen television reported that they will stay in Lebanese waters for three days before departing to Syria.

"The warships carry 700 soldiers and are planning to stay in Mediterranean waters for three days,” al-Mayadeen said, adding that they will then sail to the Syrian port of Tartus.

Russia's emergencies ministry on Tuesday had airlifted 103 Russians and citizens of former Soviet republics from Syria amid continuing violence in the strife-torn country and on February 19, Syrian authorities announced that it will send four ships to the Mediterranean, in anticipation of a possible evacuation of Russia expats in the country.

Moscow has airlifted small groups of its citizens from Syria on at least two prior occasions.

Russia has vetoed three rounds of U.N. Security Council sanctions against President Bashar Assad and has said that the Syrian strongman must be taken at his word when he says he has no intention to quit.

It is one of the only bakers of the government in Syria, where the U.N. says more than 70,000 people have been killed in an uprising launched two years ago.

Comments 7
Default-user-icon Bullshefeek (Guest) 14 March 2013, 20:15

stalin hafez qaddafi saddam, same legacy a bunch of fallen statues

Thumb primesuspect 15 March 2013, 00:41

They can dock wherever they want as long as they pay rent!

Default-user-icon wadih shlala (Guest) 15 March 2013, 05:20

hahahahaha inta russi willa btarif tista3mil google translator lak tfu

Missing lebcan 15 March 2013, 08:36

Ya I know, Hypocrisy at its greatest.

Thumb Sanelebanese 15 March 2013, 13:28

stupid Russian, supporting all terrorist.

Default-user-icon to (Guest) 15 March 2013, 14:07

Russia will always be Great Russia. 1/6 of the planet is the territory of Russia. Now you should understand why Russia always has to defend itself and make sure its borders are safe enough.

Default-user-icon Ramez (Guest) 15 March 2013, 18:05

Putin's bloody garbage: welcome to Sleimanistan.
But get the f... lost from Lebanon!