August 10, 2008 / 2:30 PM / 11 years ago

Russian warships put into own Black Sea port

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian warships earlier said to be near Georgian waters on Sunday put into Novorossiisk, a Russian Black Sea port to the north, the navy said.

“I hereby confirm that the Moskva and the Smetlivy have come into the port of Novorossiisk,” Igor Dygalo, navy spokesman and aide to the naval commander, said by telephone.

News agencies had earlier quoted naval sources as saying that the Moskva, flagship for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, and the Smetlivy were in waters by Russia’s border with Georgia.

Writing by Ron Popeski

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