Russia's Pacific Fleet task force led by the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer is heading back to its base in Vladivostok after an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, a Fleet statement said on Tuesday.It also might prove useful to the Russians to have this part of their fleet available in the North Pacific near Korea.
The Udaloy-class destroyer, accompanied by a salvage tugboat and two tankers, joined the anti-piracy campaign on April 27, 2009.
"A task force from the Pacific Fleet, which participated in an international anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, set a course for its home base in the port of Vladivostok. The arrival of the group is expected at the beginning of July," the statement said.
Note: The Russian destroyer pictured is not the one referenced in the post but one of the same class.