The Russian Defense Ministry announced that one of its warships accompanied an Indian naval carrier in the Gulf of Aden to counter attacks by pirates in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean as part of its anti-piracy mission.

In a statement issued today, the ministry said that the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk of the Russian navy's northern fleet is escorting the Visha Niohi transport vessel from the Red Sea to the Arabian Sea.

The Russian warship has already secured convoys of civilian ships in the pirate influence areas in 2013 and 2015. In 2017, it also participated in the international "Aman" maneuvers aimed at training against pirates, as well as in joint Russian-Japanese maneuvers In the Indian Ocean earlier this year.

The ship's current mission was launched on July 5. It seems that the phenomenon of pirates has returned again in light of the deterioration of security in the region because of the wars in Yemen and Somalia and the deterioration of economic conditions in the countryside , which necessitated the intervention of large armies to intervene as their  keen to protect the crossings and international waters

Source: Russia Today

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