Russia’s Large Landing Ships Return to Black Sea


The Russian Navy has performed rotation of warships of the permanent task force in the Mediterranean Sea. This information was furnished by a source in the Russian Navy’s Main Headquarters.

“On Saturday, the Yamal large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet and the Alexander Shabalin large landing ship entered the Black Sea. They were part of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean for two weeks,” the official said, noting that the large landing ships regularly call at the ports of the Black Sea, in particular, Novorossiysk.

On September 23, Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko reported to the President that Novorossiysk was a crucial hub for transiting military cargoes to Crimea and Syria. In 2015, the Yamal and Alexander Shabalin large landing ships have already entered the Mediterranean Sea twice.

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