"As the risk of attacks by global terrorists in Syria remains, our ships armed with cruise missiles will be permanently on duty in the Mediterranean", Putin said at a meeting with senior military officials and representatives of the defence industry.
"The cruise missile strikes, efficient operation of carrier-based aircraft inflicted serious damage on the terrorists, were destroyed important infrastructure objects", - quoted Putin RIA Novosti.
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During the conversation, Putin also offered his condolences over the terrorist attack in Paris on Saturday, the Kremlin said.
"Russia and Iran must defend their interests together in light of the nuclear agreement", Lavrov said.
Russian troops have been participating in the fight against the Islamic State and insurgent groups in Syria since September 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.More news: Preakness Stakes 2018: Justify prohibitive favorite in morning-line odds
"A total of 102 voyages by surface ships and submarines are scheduled for this year".
Russian Federation maintains a 15-strong naval task force in the eastern Mediterranean consisting of guided-missile frigates, diesel-electric submarines, minesweepers, as well as replenishment ships and auxiliary vessels. Since Moscow's 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula amid unrest in Ukraine, Russia and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have been fiercely at odds and built up their defenses along mutual borders, especially in Eastern Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin presides over a meeting with Defense Ministry leadership and defense industry heads in Sochi, Russia, on May 16.More news: CBS adds revival of 'Murphy Brown' and new take on 'Magnum PI'