Russian submarines moved from Crimea to Novorossiysk

Russian submarines moved from Crimea to Novorossiysk

Russian submarines moved from Crimea to Novorossiysk

Illustrative photo from open sources

The command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has almost certainly redeployed its KILO-class submarines from the home port of Sevastopol in Novorossiysk in the Krasnodar Territory, in southern Russia.

This reports by the British Department of Defense on Twitter.

As noted in the brief, this is likely due to a recent change in the level of local security threat due to the strengthening of Ukrainian long-range strike capabilities. Over the past two months, the headquarters of the fleet and its main airfield of naval aviation have been attacked.

“The guarantee of the Black Sea Fleet's base in Crimea was probably one of the reasons that prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex the peninsula in 2014. At present, the security of the base is directly undermined by the ongoing aggression of Russia against Ukraine”, – the British Ministry of Defense added. 

Prepared by: Sergey Daga