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Russian Naval Vessels Make Port Call in Venezuela, Without Nuclear Submarine

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov and the medium sea tanker Akademik Pashin pulled into port today in La Guaira, Venezuela. These are the same ships that pulled into Havanna Cuba. However, the Yasen-class nuclear-powered submarine Kazan did not join these vessels, despite earlier claims from Venezuelan and Russian media outlets. The announcement reads below:

“A detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet arrived in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela A detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet, consisting of the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” and the medium sea tanker “Akademik Pashin” made a business call to the port of La Guaira of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

During the stay, the crews of Russian ships will have the opportunity to relax after completing the tasks of a long voyage and get acquainted with local attractions. The business call will last several days, after which the Severomorsk crew will continue to carry out their assigned tasks in the Atlantic Ocean. A detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, set out on another long voyage on May 17. The main objectives of the campaign are to demonstrate the flag and ensure a naval presence in operationally important areas of the far ocean zone. The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” is a modern multi-purpose carrier ship of high-precision guided missile weapons, designed to solve problems in far sea and ocean zones.”

The current location of the Kazan remains unknown at this time.

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