Syria | Operation Sea Shield seen as a Russian power projection

Operation Sea Shield seen as a Russian power projection

Kremlin claims deployment of warships aims to deter a US or NATO strike on the Assad regime, but critics say it's a bid to deflect attention from looming offensive and to show off Russia’s growing naval muscle in the eastern Mediterranean

August 30, 2018 6:56 PM (UTC+8)
A Russian navy vessel is seen off the Syrian port of Tartus in late July. Photo: AFP / SANA
A Russian navy vessel is seen off the Syrian port of Tartus in late July. Photo: AFP / SANA
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