Russia's Pacific Fleet frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov enters Eritrea's Red Sea

Russian Pacific Fleet Calls at Eritrea’s Massawa Port

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Today, the Pacific Fleet frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov from Russia docked in Massawa, marking the start of a five-day port-call to honor the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Eritrea.

A welcoming ceremony, attended by the Eritrean Navy and Coast Guard, alongside the Russian Ambassador to Eritrea, H.E. Igor Mozgo, and high-ranking Eritrean Defense officials, greeted the arrival.

Russian authorities announced earlier today that a group of Pacific Fleet warships, including the Varyag missile cruiser and the Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate, had successfully navigated the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and entered the Red Sea.

In March, the Varyag missile cruiser and Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate participated in the Sea Security Belt-2024 joint international naval exercise alongside Iranian and Chinese naval vessels.

This week, ships from the Pacific Fleet carried out anti-piracy operations and practiced destroying unmanned boats in the Gulf of Aden within the Arabian Sea.

India’s First Training Squadron (1TS) ship made a similar inaugural port-call at Massawa port from April 23 to 25, 2022, as part of its overseas deployment. [TN]

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Russia’s Pacific Fleet Frigate Arrives in Massawa

commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Russian Federation and Eritrea
In honor of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Russian Federation and Eritrea

The Russian Pacific Fleet frigate, Marshal Shaposhnikov, arrived today, 28 March, for a five-day port call in Massawa, commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Russian Federation and Eritrea.

Upon its arrival at the Massawa port, the naval frigate was warmly welcomed by Eritrea’s Navy. The welcoming ceremony was attended by senior government officials, Commanders of the Eritrean Defense Forces, and Mr. Igor Mozgo, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Eritrea.

Senior government officials and military Commanders toured the naval frigate and received a briefing on the objectives of its tour and its history.

It is worth recalling that India’s naval ship conducted a similar tour to the port city of Massawa. (By MIO-ERITREA)

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