Russian Navy sends six large landing ships to Black Sea for exercises
A detachment of large landing ships (LLS) of the Russian Navy began passing the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits en route to the Black Sea, where they will take part in naval exercises.
Currently, the Korolev, Minsk and Kaliningrad LLS are located in the Dardanelles Strait. The landing ships Pyotr Morgunov, Georgy Pobedonosets and Olenegorsky Gornyak will pass through the Black Sea Straits today.
Earlier, a detachment of large landing ships made a call at the logistics point of the Russian Navy on the Mediterranean coast, where they replenished fuel and lubricants, drinking water and food.
In accordance with the training plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, a series of naval exercises are held in January-February in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the overall leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
The main focus of the exercises is to work out the actions of the Navy and Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests, as well as to counter military threats to the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.
The exercises will cover the waters of the seas adjacent to the Russian territory. Separate exercises are conducted in the waters of the Mediterranean, Northern, Okhotsk Seas, in the northeastern 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.