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UPDATED: Russian Warship Movements Through Turkish Straits (Part 41)

Today, two Ropucha class landing ship from Russian Navy passed through Bosphorus returning from their Syrian deployment. As the political crisis in Ukraine particular in Crimea is increasing it is possible that Russian Navy wanted these valuable assets closer to home.

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Large landing ship Kaliningrad passing through Bosphorus. Photo: seabreeze.org.ua via webcam.

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Large landing ship Minsk passing through Bosphorus. Photo: seabreeze.org.ua via webcam.

According to the blog Warships On Bosphorus two more Russian ships started their Syrian deployment last week: Alligator class landing ship Saratov and Ropucha class landing ship Yamal.

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The Ropucha class warship 156 Yamal passing through Bosphorus on 20 February 2014. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission.

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The Alligator class warship 150 Saratov passing through Bosphorus on 20 February 2014. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission.

The list of Russian warship movements in 2014:

Date Number Name Direction
02/01/14 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound
02/01/14 156 Yamal Northbound
18/01/14 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound
18/01/14 151 Azov Southbound
27/01/14 102 Kaliningrad Southbound
01/02/14 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound
01/02/14 151 Azov Northbound
07/02/14 810 Smetlivy Northbound
10/02/14 016 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound
10/02/14 151 Azov Southbound
20/02/14 150 Saratov Southbound
20/02/14 156 Yamal Southbound
26/02/14 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
26/02/14 127 Minsk Northbound

I have archived the list of the Russian ship movements in 2013.

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8 Responses to UPDATED: Russian Warship Movements Through Turkish Straits (Part 41)

  1. Yavuz says:

    What’s the probability of Yanukovich being on these ships?

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