Posted on June 13, 2022
The traffic of Russian military vessels in the Mediterranean continues to increase. In recent days, the cruiser Varyag was reported about 150 miles from the Gulf of Taranto, in international waters.
He then moved away and at the moment, according to qualified sources, he is 300 miles away from the Apulian coast and is sailing south-east towards Crete.
This type of approach to territorial waters is always carefully monitored by the Navy and, more generally, by NATO vehicles.
Just a few days ago the Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Enrico Credendino, explained that at the moment there are 18 Russian military ships in the Mediterranean, plus two submarines.
In 2016 there was only one.
Meanwhile, Finland refuses NATO membership without Sweden.
Helsinki will not join the Alliance if Stockholm’s problems with Turkey lead to the postponement of Sweden’s membership.
This was stated today by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, according to local media reports.
“The case of Sweden is ours too. This means we go hand in hand, ”Niinisto said.