BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – A Russian cargo ship was spotted transiting the Bosphorus Strait recently as it made its way from the Black Sea waters to the eastern Mediterranean.
According to the Bosphorus Observer’s Yoruk Isik, the Russian BSF Ropoucha class LSTM Tsezar Kunikov was seen transiting the Bosphorus Stait en route to the Syrian port-city of Tartous.
Russia’s #Syria campaign continues apace: Heavily laden #ВМФ #ЧФ BSF Ropucha class LSTM Tsezar Kunikov transits Bosphorus towards Mediterranean en route to #Tartus for its 2nd #Syria deployment in 2018 pic.twitter.com/rbKN48Q2LV
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) December 20, 2018
The Russian ship is likely delivering a large quantity of weapons to Syria, as they previously did in past voyages.
The content inside the ship is unknown; however, as of recently, the Russian military has been shipping a large quantity of armored personnel vehicles and tanks to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).