Iranian Flotilla to Set Sail for Russian City Tomorrow: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that a flotilla of warships from the Navy would begin on Saturday a voyage to Russia’s coastal city of Makhachkala, the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan.
In remarks released on Friday, Admiral Sayyari said the naval fleet that is comprised of Damavand destroyer and Paykan missile-launching vessel would berth at Makhachkala after 48 hours of sailing.
“Sending a message of peace and friendship, promoting the maritime culture of the two countries and cooperation needed to secure the Caspian Sea region are among the most important goals of the trip,” the commander added.
The naval flotilla will return to Iran after a three-day trip and following a one-day joint military exercise with the Russian Navy aimed at exchanging experiences and displaying the power and capabilities of the Iranian navy, Admiral Sayyari said.
In July 15, 2017, Russian military forces on board a naval flotilla that has been in Iran for three days attended a joint exercise with Iran’s Navy in the Caspian Sea.
For the final event in its three-day stay in Iran’s northern port city of Bandar Anzali, the Russian flotilla held the joint naval drill with Iranian military vessels, including Peykan-class watercraft.
The Russian ‘Makhachkala’ flotilla, under the command of Captain Dmitriov, had berthed at Bandar Anzali at the time as part of programs intended to boost military cooperation between the two countries.