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Russia keeps over 100 Kalibr cruise missiles in Black, Mediterranean, Caspian seas

Wednesday, 16 November 2022, 11:07
Russia keeps over 100 Kalibr cruise missiles in Black, Mediterranean, Caspian seas

As of the morning of 16 November, Russia is keeping 8 vessels in the Black Sea, including one launcher of Kalibr cruise missiles (a total number of 4 missiles); vessels with another 100 of Kalibr cruise missiles are on duty in the Mediterranean and Caspian seas.

Source: Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook

Quote: "As of 16 November, there are up to eight enemy vessels on combat duty in the Black Sea, including one armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, with a total possible firing capacity of four missiles.

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The enemy keeps controlling sea communications in the Azov Sea by having one vessel there on combat duty at all times."

Details: Russia has 10 vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, including 5 armed with Kalibr cruise missiles (a total possible firing capacity of 76 missiles), and 3 vessels with Kalibr missiles on board (a total possible firing capacity of 24 missiles).

It is reported that, over the day, the following number of ships passed through Kerch-Yenikale Strait, to Russia’s benefit:

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  • To the Azov Sea – 43 vessels, including 8 that were moving from the Bosphorus Strait; 
  • To the Black Sea – 40 vessels, including 10 that kept going towards the Bosphorus Strait.

Ukrainian Naval Forces have stressed that Russia keeps violating the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea from 1974 (SOLAS), as it turns off systems of automatic identification on civilian vessels in the Azov Sea.

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