Russia is beginning large military drills with Syria in the Middle East next door to Israel in exercises that are the biggest Russian deployment to the Mediterranean Sea Region since Cold War times.
The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Syria to oversee the drills and met with Syrian President Bashar Assad to inform him about the drills and discuss plans for further military-technical cooperation with Syria.
Syrian President Bashar Assad in the capital of Damascus has been a staunch ally of Moscow since Russia launched its military intervention in the Syrian civil war in 2015 to support his government.
These current drills that the Russian Defense Minister will oversee mark the biggest Russian naval deployment to the Mediterranean Sea since the Cold War.
Also, the Russian military is deploying to the exercises long-range nuclear-capable bombers and fighter jets carrying state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said the exercise with Syria in the eastern Mediterranean involves 15 Russian warships and about 30 modern aircraft.
And said the maneuvers were intended to train for action to “protect national interests” and “fend off military threats against the Russian Federation.”
Long-range, nuclear-capable Tu-22M3 bombers and MiG-31 fighter jets carrying the latest Kinzhal hypersonic cruise missiles landed at the Russian air base of Hemeimeem in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia as part of the drills.
The Russian military says the Kinzhal has a range of up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,250 miles) and flies at 10 times the speed of sound, making it hard to intercept.
Russia’s military bases in Syria, from which it has waged a military campaign in Syria since September 2015, have been expanding while also supporting Assad’s government to reclaim control over most of the country during the devastating civil war.
Russia has only recently begun sending their modern fighter jets with Kinzhal missiles since after expanding the runway at the air base to handle such aircraft.
Russia has also expanded and modified its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, the only such facility that Russia has outside the former Soviet Union.
These massive Russian naval drills and the deployment of additional warplanes to Syria demonstrates an increased Russian military foothold in the Mid-East region near Israel.
And these arrivals at Russia’s air base in Syria to participate in the massive naval drills in the Mid-East region is happening just as there are soaring tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine amid the worst Russia-West security crisis since the Cold War.
The Biblical prophecies (Ezekiel 38, Ezekiel 39, Matthew 24) foretell of wars and rumors of wars, and that Magog Russia will take military action that ultimately affects Israel in the Last Days signaling we are nearing the end of this age and the coming of Jesus Christ.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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