MOSCOW, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Russia has sent warships to the
Mediterranean Sea in case it has to evacuate Russian citizens
from Syria, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed naval source
as saying on Tuesday.
A group of two assault ships, a tanker and an escort vessel
left a Baltic port on Monday, the source said.
"They are heading to the Syrian coast to assist in a
possible evacuation of Russian citizens ... Preparations for the
deployment were carried out in a hurry and were heavily
classified," the source was quoted as saying.
The report could not immediately be confirmed independently.