Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy
May 25, 2022
The Red Banner Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is a part of the Russian Navy located in the Black Sea. The fleet also goes to the Mediterranean. In 2010 he became a member of the Southern Military District. Fleet Command is stationed in Sevastopol. Commander - Igor Osipov (since 2019). Another important naval base is Novorossiysk. The fleet consists of 14 large ships (2 large anti-submarine ships, 3 patrol frigates, 2 hovercraft, 7 large landing ships), 2 diesel submarines, 23 small ships and boats (7 anti-submarine ships, 2 missile ships, 6 missile boats, 8 minesweepers). According to the Ukrainian-Russian agreement from 1997, the Sevastopol base was to be left by the Russian fleet in 2017. According to the Yanukovych-Medvedev Agreement, the fleet's stay in Sevastopol was extended until 2042. However, after the invasion of Crimea, Russia unilaterally denounced the base agreement on March 31, 2014. After that, the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is part of the occupying forces of the aggressor state in Ukraine.