Six Landing Ships Arrive in Sevastopol

A detachment of large landing ships (BDK) of the Russian Navy consisting of the BDK “Korolev”, “Minsk”, “Kaliningrad”, “Pyotr Morgunov”, “George the Victorious” and “Olenegorsky Miner” completed the inter-fleet passage around Europe. At the moment, the ships enter the main base of the Black Sea Fleet – the city of Sevastopol.

In Sevastopol, the crews of the ships will conduct a post-march inspection, replenish fuel and lubricants, drinking water and food, and also have the opportunity to relax.

During the cruise, the ships covered about 7,000 nautical miles and made a call at the logistics point of the Russian Navy in the Syrian port of Tartus.

In the near future, a detachment of large landing ships of the Russian Navy will have to continue performing tasks in accordance with the Navy’s combat training plan.

In accordance with the training plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, in January-February, a series of naval exercises are held in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the general leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The main focus of the exercises is to practice the actions of the forces of the Navy and the Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter military threats to the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.

The exercises cover the waters of the seas adjacent to Russian territory, as well as operationally important areas of the World Ocean. Separate exercises will be held in the waters of the Mediterranean, North, Okhotsk Seas, in the north-eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean.

In total, more than 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 units of military equipment, and about 10,000 military personnel are involved in the events.

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