SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Feb 27 The Russian frigate
Admiral Grigorovich left the port of Sevastopol in Crimea on
Monday for the Mediterranean where it will join the country's
naval forces deployed near the Syrian coast, a Russian source
The source did not provide further details. A Reuters
witness saw the ship leaving its moorings in the naval port of
The frigate was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea last
November as part of Russia's naval task force to Syria where it
launched cruise missile strikes against Islamic State targets.
The Russian navy was not immediately available for comment.
The Admiral Grigorovich is the first in the class of six
frigates commissioned by the Russian navy in 2010 for its Black
(Reporting by Moscow Newsroom; writing by Aleksandar Vasovic;
Editing by Janet Lawrence)