(Translated from Вести) — NATO claimed that to strengthen the campaign in Syria, Russia has sent all the ships in the Mediterranean and the Northern Fleet of the Baltic Sea. This was reported by Reuters, citing an unnamed diplomat in the Alliance. At the same time representatives of the press service of the Northern Fleet has reported that a group of ships has been sent into the Mediterranean Sea.
According to an unnamed diplomat, is the most large-scale operation to deploy since the end of the Cold War. But he has not provided any concrete evidence of his words. At the same official reports from NATO on this issue have been reported, according to RIA Novosti.
It clarifies that thus the Russian Federation intends to increase the number of aircraft in Syria, and then in two weeks to start the final air operation in Aleppo.
Earlier, representatives of the Northern Fleet’s press service reported that on 15 October began a campaign of naval aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet in the Mediterranean and the North-East Atlantic. This was done in accordance with the plan of combat training of the Navy.
The group – heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great”, the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Kuznetsov” large anti-submarine ships, “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and “Severomorsk”, as well as support vessels.
Staffing wing of the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” is made up of carrier-based aircraft Su-25 and Su-33 and Ka-27 / Ka29. Currently, the aircraft carrier is tested a new air group consisting of MiG-29K fighters and helicopters
“Though unlike most Germans I had daily access to foreign newspapers, especially those of London, Paris and Zurich, which arrived the day after publication, and though I listened regularly to the BBC and other foreign broadcasts, my job necessitated the spending of many hours a day in combing the German press, checking the German radio, conferring with Nazi officials and going to party meetings. It was surprising and sometimes consternating to find that notwithstanding the opportunities I had to learn the facts and despite one’s inherent distrust of what one learned from Nazi sources, a steady diet over the years of falsifications and distortions made a certain impression on one’s mind and often misled it. No one who has not lived for years in a totalitarian land can possibly conceive how difficult it is to escape the dread consequences of a regime’s calculated and incessant propaganda. Often in a German home or office or sometimes in a casual conversation with a stranger in a restaurant, a beer hall, a cafe, I would meet with the most outlandish assertions from seemingly educated and intelligent persons. It was obvious that they were parroting some piece of nonsense they had heard on the radio or read in the newspapers. Sometimes one was tempted to say as much, but on such occasions one was met with such a stare of incredulity, such a shock of silence, as if one had blasphemed the Almighty, that one realized how useless it was even to try to make contact with a mind which had become warped and for whom the facts of life had become what Hitler and Goebbels, with their cynical disregard for truth, said they were.”
~ The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer