Russian Warships Enter Red Sea Amid Increased Houthi Attacks

A few Russian warships from the nation’s Pacific Fleet have entered the Red Sea, as per multiple reports. The Russian detachment consisted of the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov and the missile cruiser Varyag. The press office for Pacific Fleet could not provide an explanation. The warships were alleged to have originated from the Gulf of Aden, where training exercises were conducted “on various scenarios of the actions of a mock enemy.”

The Eastern Military District for the Pacific Fleet news service’s information support section stated that the fleet had passed the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and reached the Red Sea. They wrote that “A detachment of Pacific Fleet warships, consisting of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser Varyag and the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, crossed the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and entered the Red Sea.”

According to the Russian news agency TASS, which quoted the press office of the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Russian vessels were executing “assigned tasks as part of a long-distance sea campaign.”

Why Are Russian Ships Going To The Red Sea?

Many ship owners and operators were forced to halt the Suez Canal/Red Sea route for the transportation of products from Europe to Asia and vice versa as a result of the Houthis’ escalating attacks on commercial vessels traveling over the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on their way to and from the Red Sea.

Tension in the area has been high ever since.

The assaults’ interruption of marine transportation is causing ship traffic to reroute via the lengthier route across Africa between Asia and Europe, increasing the demand for oil globally and constricting stockpiles. Some analysts believe the scenario might very possibly lead to a deficit later in the year.

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