NATO ships escort Russian flotilla along Portuguese coast on its way to Mediterranean

NATO warships are monitoring Russia’s naval flotilla as it sails along the coast of Portugal on its way to the Mediterranean Sea where it will participate in military operations in support of the Syrian government, Interfax reported.

Russia’s flotilla includes the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.

One Portuguese and one Spanish ship are currently monitoring the flotilla.

Similarly, Portuguese P-3 surveillance aircraft are active in the area.

  Russia, NATO