OREANDA-NEWS. Russian frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Grigorovich, equipped with land attack cruise missiles Kalibr, passed through the Bosporus to the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by information portals Borsa Gundem and Kamu Bulteni, which published photographs of Russian warships passing through the strait.

According to the head of the fleet’s information support department, captain 2nd rank Aleksey Rulev, Admiral Makarov and Admiral Grigorovich left the port of Sevastopol, later they will join the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean unit.

Russian frigates headed for the Mediterranean Sea amid escalation of the conflict in the Syrian governorate of Idlib. Earlier, Turkish media reported that due to the aggravation of the situation in the Arab Republic, Ankara was considering the possibility of blocking the Bosporus and Dardanelles for naval vessels.