Russia’s Pacific Fleet task force wraps up visit to Thailand

A Pacific Fleet task force on Thursday completed its unofficial visit to Thailand, Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain 2nd-Class Nikolay Voskresensky said. The task force of the Pacific Fleet’s warships “consisting of large anti-submarine vessels ‘Admiral Tributs’ and ‘Admiral Vinogradov’ and a mid-size sea tanker ‘Pechenga’ wrapped up its visit” to the port of Sattahip, Thailand where it arrived on an unofficial visit on May 27, he said. The ships left Thailand and continued fulfilling the long voyage’s tasks, the spokesman added. During the visit, commander of the task force Captain 1st-Class Oleg Korolyov and officers who accompanied him made a protocol visit to the commander of the major naval base Sattahip. The meeting with Russian Ambassador to Thailand Kirill Barsky was also held onboard the ‘Admiral Vinogradov’ vessel, TASS reports. This is the fourth visit of Russian ships to Thailand over the past three years.