Russian forces attempt logistics redeployment for ship supplies from Crimea to Russia
Natalia Humeniuk, spokesperson for the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, points out that Russian ships are facing increasing ‘discomfort’ in the Sevastopol bays
She shared the information on Espreso TV channel.
"Now Russian ships are gravitating to the purely historical Black Sea coast, to Novorossiysk and beyond. They are facing increasing discomfort in the Sevastopol bays. They are also trying to redeploy the logistics of basing. That is why we are now witnessing a decrease in the deployment of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea," noted Humeniuk.
According to her, there are currently 7 ships in the Black Sea and 1 in the Sea of Azov.
"There is a minimal number of warships among them. Most of them are border guard ships, boats, and support vessels. They can carry drones launched from the Black Sea as reconnaissance vehicles to gather information. There is one missile carrier on duty, which can be equipped with 8 Kalibr missiles," said Humeniuk.
- On September 27, Russia kept four of its vessels in the Black Sea, creating a tense situation. However, there were no missile launchers among them.
- As of the morning of September 28, Russian troops deployed a Cyclone surface-to-air missile carrier to the Black Sea for combat duty. It is equipped with up to 8 Kalibr missiles.