The emergence of Russian "Zircons" in the Mediterranean as Moscow's response to NATO expansion


Russia has something to respond to attempts at NATO enlargement. Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the State Duma Committee on Defense, ex-deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, spoke in detail about this on the air of the Full Contact program on the Soloviev Live YouTube channel.


Answering the questions of the presenter, Kartapolov explained that if Moscow wants to, no one will enter the Black Sea at all. In addition, Russia has military facilities in Syria, the Khmeimim airbase and the PMTO of the Russian Navy in Tartus on the Mediterranean coast.

There are also coastal missile systems. There may appear ships that are armed with Russian hypersonic missiles "Zircon" and completely cover the entire Mediterranean Sea

- he specified.

Kartapolov emphasized that the adoption of military measures does not mean that the start of a war is mandatory. First of all, this is the creation of direct threats to the enemy, in which he will abandon his intentions.

He added that when the West realizes the inevitability of destroying their strike assets, military infrastructure, command and control, aviation and navy, they will definitely think about it.

And the point is to start something if you lose in advance? They are very sensitive to defeat.

He summed up.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 December 2021 23: 02
    -6
    if Moscow wants, no one will enter the Black Sea at all.

    and how exactly?

    So you can hang any truthful noodles: If NATO does not want to, no one will come out of the Black Sea, from the Mediterranean Sea, past the Channel, past Norway, etc.
    1. asr55 Offline asr55
      asr55 (asr) 31 December 2021 05: 00
      +1
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      if Moscow wants, no one will enter the Black Sea at all.

      and how exactly?

      So you can hang any truthful noodles: If NATO does not want to, no one will come out of the Black Sea, from the Mediterranean Sea, past the Channel, past Norway, etc.

      How exactly ?! It is strange that you do not know, the entire coast of Russia is under the protection of the DBK Bastion and Ball as mobile and stationary complexes. As for the World Cup, for example, the coastal missile systems Bastion and Ball, in cooperation with the air defense, aviation, KREB of the Crimea and the coast of the Caucasus, which have nothing to oppose NATO at all. One volley and a mass grave. Not to mention that the DBK Bastion is armed or has already been armed with Zircon missiles. But enough anti-ship missiles Onyx and x-35u. In addition, information has been disclosed for today on the range of the x-35u that are in service with Russia, it is more than 500 km away. depending on the flight path. Before that, the performance characteristics of the export version were publicly available. Plus the Black Sea Fleet. Do I need to write about Iskander, which can use up to 15 types of various missiles, including anti-ship missiles? The distance from Cape Sarych to Cape Kerempe on the Anatolian coast of Turkey is 142 miles - this is the narrowest point of the Black Sea.
      And from Yalta to Turkish Sinop, only 296 kilometers. Even DBK Ball will control everything. And it's even funny about Norway, there is no need to worry at all. This is no longer noodles but a reality that NATO must reckon with. And this is all very briefly without stories about the full military deployment of troops ..
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 31 December 2021 10: 21
        -1
        It is common knowledge.
        The Black Sea and part of the Mediterranean are shot through and through.

        That is, in the event of a collision, the Turks (NATO) can shoot back at us without leaving the pier. As we are on them. And to block the channel - by striking the capital of Turkey or nearby.
        IMHO, in this case it will not be the biggest problem

        And in peacetime - over there NATO goes here and there, and you will block the figs.
        How can Russia block the entrance to the World Cup and the channels without waging hostilities with the "strategic partner" and NATO? No way

        Those. without getting involved in a full-scale mess, the Kremlin cannot block the passage to the World Cup in any way.
        But Turkey will certainly be able to block the passage near its capital.
  2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 December 2021 02: 30
    +5
    I hope that we are already implementing forceful measures. We need to create at least an equal threat to the States. Let the talking shop take its course.