Interesting movements in the Western Mediterranean. After spending a few days in Algiers during its journey to Tartus, the Russian Navy frigate Admiral Grigorovich has returned to the port of the Algerian capital.
The ship arrived in Algiers yesterday and is expected to stay for eight days, during which it will participate in training activities with units of the Algerian Navy.
The #RussianNavy #BlackSeaFleet #AdmiralGrigorovich frigate docked today(12/04/2023) at the port of Algiers for a 8-day visit , the #frigate will conduct a joint military exercice with the #AlgeriaNavy at the 1st #military region north of #Algeria .#Pr11356R pic.twitter.com/bz25Q91QAC— O R C A Military (@kmldial70) December 4, 2023
This is peculiar because, in the face of intense NATO naval activity in the Eastern Mediterranean (we previously discussed the presence of Italian units in the area, for example), Russia is relocating its only unit that could potentially concern its NATO counterparts on the other side of the basin.
Interesting break from the past two years.— Frederik Van Lokeren (@KaptainLOMA) December 4, 2023
IIRC, this is the first time vessels of the Mediterranean Task Force are in a joint training in the region instead of patrolling in the Eastern Mediterranean. https://t.co/0hsD8k1yyy
Meanwhile an USNavy Boeing P-8A, departed from NAS Sigonella, is orbiting off Rota naval base.