Russia helps fight against piracy with planes

By Piracy

Russia has the intention to join fight against piracy by sending planes. In order to do this Russia asked France to deploy 2 reconnaissance planes at their airbase in Djibouti (a small country in the Horn of Africa having border with Somalia).
There are 3 French planes and with the additional Russian planes fight against piracy in the area will be easier.
This is information by Russia’s Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. Activity of the pirates is in the Gulf of Aden and close to the Horn of Africa.
The main activity of the pirates is to kidnap a cargo ship with the crew members and to ask for a ransom.
NATO and its navy ships are trying to guard the area. Russian navy ships have accompanied hundreds of ships since 2008 defending them successfully from the pirate in the area.