Are we facing a new Russian navy operation in the central Mediterranean?
At the moment we know that the Russian Navy tanker Kola (IMO: 6720004, MMSI: 273318510), which has several times in the past carried out missions together with other naval units of the Russian Navy, is sailing westward in the eastern Mediterranean between Cyprus and Crete.
The unit, as evidenced by the tweet below, sends a Morse code message each evening reporting the weather conditions detected at her location. This allows us to understand its course and the speed of her movement.
We will continue to monitor her movements to understand where she’s headed and whether she’s accompanied by other units.