Russian President Vladimir Putin wants nothing to do with ISIS, so he’s sending warships to Syria to make sure they are gone for good. According to new information, Russia is declaring war on the terrorist group, so its battleship is preparing to crush ISIS once and for all. Can Putin pull it off?
Putin Declares War on ISIS
Putin wants his battleship in Syria so he could wipe out ISIS. The Russian president will reportedly dispatch the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to the war-torn region as a form of aid. On top of the carrier, Putin also plans to send around 30 jet fighters and attack helicopters in hopes of eliminating the group.
According to The Sun, the decision from the Kremlin came following several ISIS-related incidents including that of Bangladesh. That incident alone resulted to 20 casualties, while more than a hundred were killed when a bomb blew in Baghdad, Iraq.
The report also noted that Putin gave orders to the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to attack ISIS forces when necessary. A military added that the carrier will be deployed in Syria from an eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea in October 2016 – January 2017.
More Forces to Come
“The General Staff has prepared a plan for involvement of the deck aircraft in delivering strikes on terrorist groups in the Syrian Arab Republic, where the crews will practice taking off the carrier to deliver strikes on ground targets,” TASS quoted the source.
In fact, the source explained that while it is in voyage, the Admiral Kuznetsov “will have about 15 fighters Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB and more than ten helicopters Ka-52K, Ka-27 and Ka-31.”
“The aircraft carrier will come to the Mediterranean Sea roughly before end of January – early February, after that it will return home and in February-March it will undergo maintenance and modernization in Severodvinsk, supposedly at Sevmash,” explained the source.