Two ships of the Ropuchas class, the “Olenegorskiy Gornyak” and “Georgiy Pobedonosets”, plus the Ivan Gren class “Pyotr Morgunov” are now involved in Putin’s illegal military attack on Ukraine.
The vessels sailed out from the Kola Peninsula last Christmas and sailed south along the coast of Norway. In January, the warships caused concerns as they were close to the Swedish island of Gotland.
Together with three other landing assault ships from the Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad, the Northern Fleet vessels headed to the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, made a short port call to Russia’s naval base Tartus in Syria before entering the Black Sea in early February. Läs artikel