Ukraine: Another Russian warship en route to the Syrian coast
- uploaded: Sep 7, 2013
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The warship Nikolay Filchenhov left the port of Sevastopol from Russia's naval base in the Black Sea, on Friday. Filchenhov is one of two warships en route to the Eastern Mediterranean, which set sail to Novorossiysk, where it will replenish stocks and pick up cargo before sailing to the Syrian city of has denied that this move has anything to do with bolstering its naval presence in the region ahead of possible Western military action against Nikolay Filchenkov is a beachable general-purpose LST-type design Landing Ship capable of deploying a cargo of up to 300 troops and 1,700 tons of military hardware from ramps located at its bow and stern. When travelling at a speed of 15 knots it has a range of 10,000 miles. Onboard firepower includes one 122mm UMS-73 Grad-M bombardment RL and three SA-N-5 Grail launchers missile systems, along with one dual 57mm/70 DP and two dual 25mm AAs.