Russian warships are said to be heading to Syria in an effort to save Russian civilians that could be in danger should the United States launch missiles.
According to Yahoo, more ships could actually be on the way to Syria, as well.
But why are warships from Russia heading to Syria, exactly?
With the United States potentially on the brink of launching missile strikes (and, depending on who you talk to, an all out war) against Syria after chemical weapons were used against its own people, it seems that Russia is taking a preemptive strike themselves.
A strike, at the very least, that will remove its citizens from harms way.
“The Kremlin’s chief of staff says it’s to evacuate Russians from Syria if a looming US air attack makes that necessary. The presence of the ships is to “primarily” provide a means for Russian civilians to escape, Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday.”
But, of course, there just might be more to the story than we’ve been led to believe. It appears that Russian warships may have been deployed to spy on the United States’ potential missile launch, so that, according to Yahoo, Russia “might enable Moscow to give Syria’s Bashar al-Assad a few minutes' warning of an imminent attack.”
For more on the developments of this on-going story, please be sure to return to this Top News column for updates.