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Russia deploys Kalibr carrier to the Black Sea

Jul 9, 2024

As of the morning of July 9, there is one Russian missile carrier in the Black Sea. The vessel is ready to launch up to four Kalibr cruise missiles.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Telegram of the Ukrainian Navy.


According to the military, there are three vessels in the Sea of Azov, but they are not Kalibr carriers.

Instead, two Russian ships have been observed in the Mediterranean Sea. They are capable of launching up to 24 Kalibr missiles.

The Navy also noted that during the day, in the interests of the Russian Federation, the Kerch Strait was passed:

  • 4 vessels to the Black Sea, of which 1 continued to move towards the Bosphorus;
  • 7 vessels entered the Sea of Azov, 1 of which was moving from the Bosphorus.

The agency added that Russia continues to violate the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) by disabling automatic identification systems (AIS).

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 09/07/2024

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