Athens approved Russia’s request for aeronautical exercises within the Athens FIR. The demand for the exercises was asked because the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its escort ships approach Eastern Mediterranean. The exercise might take place on Tuesday 80-90 miles southwest of Pylos, in the Ionian Sea. Alternative dates are – under Russian request – the 5th and 6th of January.
The Russian naval force is expected anytime now to reach the area of the Athens FIR. The aircraft carrier entered some days ago the Mediterranean through Gibraltar and heads off Syria.
* Notícia publicada a Defence Greece. Tot i ser bastant telegràfica, no voliem deixar-vos d'informar d'auqest fet. Amb la flota russa a la Mar Jònica, les aigües sirianes són a menys de 24 hores de navegació.