BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Russian military has upped the ante in Syria after sending another batch of warships to the Port of Tartous.
According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorus Observer, the Russian chartered Ro-Ro Sparta III was seen transiting the Bosphorus Strait en route for the Syrian port city of Tartous.
Ship of Interest: Russian government chartered, Russia flag Ro-Ro Sparta III transits Bosphorus towards Mediterranean en route from Novorossiysk to #Tartus #Syria carrying military cargo for Oboronlogistika. pic.twitter.com/dY1AspgwMc
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) August 30, 2018
Furthermore, the Russian ship was seen carrying military cargo that is likely to be transported to the Syrian Arab Army and their allies in northwestern Syria.
Another ship was spotted leaving Russia recently; it was transporting military hardware to Syria, including BMPs, tanks, and technical vehicles.
With the Ro-Ro Sparta III heading to Syria, the Russian Navy now has more than 15 vessels in the Mediterranean, which is the largest naval buildup of this war.