Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has reported to President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the country's missile detection system had registered two launches of ballistic missiles in the Mediterranean region. The missiles have been fired from the Sea's eastern coastline. The launches took place at 10:16 am Moscow time (06:16 GMT) and were detected by the early warning system in Armavir in southern Russia, the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies. The event comes amid growing expectations of Western military action in Syria. Syria’s embassy in Moscow said it had no information on the nature of the ballistic launches.