The amphibious and artillery boats of the Caspian Flotilla began the inter-fleet transition, the press service of the Southern Military District reported. More than 10 units of the surface fleet in total.
“As part of the control check for the winter training period, more than 10 landing and artillery boats and ships of the CFL of the Southern Military District are making an inter-fleet transition from the Caspian to the Black Sea. Before leaving the base in Makhachkala, the crews of the boats completed a full cycle of basic training and completed course tasks at sea”, the message says.
In preparation for the transition, a training was carried out on the passage of narrow sections and pouring zones.
“According to the plan for passing the control check, the crews of the KFL boats, in cooperation with the forces of the Black Sea Fleet, will take part in test naval exercises,” the message says.
The day before, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that NATO was stepping up its activity on the territory of Ukraine and in the Black Sea.
Against the background of the aggravation of the situation in Donbass and, in particular, reports of shelling of settlements in the conflict zone, Russia concentrated a grouping of the Armed Forces near the border with Ukraine. As the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted, the military will be at the border on the territory of Russia for as long as the authorities deem necessary and expedient.