Russia has been deploying its warships off the Norwegian coast in what the diplomat termed as “the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War.”







Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Russia is preparing a large-scale military assault against opposition forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo, with the intention of ending the civil war before the US election takes place, a NATO diplomat said on Thursday.

These warnings were triggered by the fact that Russia has been deploying warships off the coast of Norway, including its aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, which carries 50 fighter jets and helicopters.

“They are deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War,” the diplomat said.