Putin orders Russian navy to treat French as allies

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A French naval group led by flagship Charles De Gaulle, a 26 fighter-jet aircraft carrier, is departing for Syria this week.

The Russian navy in the Mediterranean was ordered by President Vladimir Putin to treat the French navy forces as allies


From now on, the Russian naval forces in the Mediterranean will cooperate with the French forces, as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian navy to treat its French counterpart as an ally in the campaign against Daesh.

The Russian president has issued orders for Russia’s Moskva cruiser, covering the Russian base in Latakia from the Mediterranean Sea, to work together with the French naval group led by flagship Charles De Gaulle, a 26 fighter-jet aircraft carrier, which is depart...


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