Two More Russian Ships Passed Through Turkish Straits


The Ropucha class large landing ship 102 Kaliningrad passing through Dardanelles. Photo: Aktifhaber.

The Ropucha class large landing ship 110 Alexander Shabalin passing through Dardanelles. Photo: Aktifhaber.

More Russian warships passed through Dardanelles today.
Two Ropucha class warships usually deployed in the Baltic Fleet 102 Kaliningrad and 110 Alexander Shabalin passed through Dardanelles on their north bound journey.

The following warships are in the Eastern Mediterranean according to my tally:
Slava class cruiser Mosvka,
Kashin class destroyer Smetliy,
Alligator class landing ship Saratov,
Amur class repair ship, PM-56,
Boris Chilkin class tanker Ivan Bubnov.
Uda class tanker Lena
Neustrashimyy class frigate Yaroslav Mudryy
Sliva class tug SB-921

And this is the list of the warships recently returned to the Black Sea:
Ropucha class landing ship Azov,
Ropucha class landing ship Novocherkassk,
Alligator class landing ship Nikolay Filchenkov
Ropucha class landing ship Kaliningrad,
Ropucha class landing ship Alexander Shabalin,

3 Responses to Two More Russian Ships Passed Through Turkish Straits

  1. Kevin Brent says:

    Do you think it’s possible they are ferrying people and cargo from Syria, and will be passing back through again?

    • Hi Kevin, in my humble view the Kaliningrad and Alexander Shabalin are going to pass through the Turkish Straits again when they return to their home port in Baltics.

      In the last week 5 large landing ship able to carry up to 1.500 troops and 2.500 tons cargo returned to the Black Sea from the Med.

      We do not know that was inside butthe whole action has the typical aura of an evacuation of Russian “military advisers” and military hardware from Syria.

      • Kevin Brent says:

        Hi Devrim,

        Many thanks for the reply. I’m just amazed there is no media coverage of this at all. Russia is having happen to them, exactly what happened for my country when Saigon fell in April 1975. Thanks again for your reporting on this.

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