VLADIMIR Putin is to send Russia’s largest battleship to Syria in a bid to crush ISIS once and for all.
The Russian president is to dispatch the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier plus 30 jet fighters and attack helicopters to the war-torn country in an attempt to destroy the terror group for good.
The Kremlin strongman’s decision came in the wake of ISIS atrocities in Bangladesh – where it murdered 20 hostages in a restaurant in the capital Dhaka – and Baghdad, Iraq, where a car bomb killed 125 shoppers.
The 55,000 tonne ship will be deployed in the region from October until January, a military source informed TASS.
The vessel is expected to arrive in the Med this Autumn, where it will liaise with land-based Russian forces already deployed in the region.
The Admiral Kuznetsov will be packed with warplanes and attack choppers.