This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense in twitter.
British intelligence claims that Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Command has almost certainly moved its KILO-class submarines from occupied Sevastopol to Novorossiysk.
This happened due to the strengthening of Ukrainian long-range strike capabilities. Over the past two months, the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol and its main naval airfield have been attacked.
“Guaranteeing the Black Sea Fleet’s basing in Crimea was probably one of the motivations of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the annexation of the peninsula in 2014. Now the security of the base is undermined by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” British intelligence stated.
According to open data, the Black Sea Fleet includes six KILO-class submarines, also known as Project 636.3 “Varshavyanka” submarines. Also, the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation has one submarine of the “Halibut” class.
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