MOSCOW, May 7 (Itar-Tass) - The warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) and the Ukrainian Navy began to form a joint parade formation in the harbour of the Bay of Sevastopol, chief press officer of the Black Sea Fleet Captain First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The formation of the parade lines will be mainly completed on May 8, and the dressing flags will be hoisted onboard the warships of the two Navies on the occasion of the Victory Day on May 9,” he said. A naval parade will be held on the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol on May 12.
The big landing ship Novocherkassk (BSF), the Ukrainian frigate Getman Sagaidachny, the big anti-submarine ship Kerch (BSF) and the guards’ missile cruiser Moskva (BSF), which is the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, will be placed in the first parade line of the joint formation, Trukhachev said.
The submarine Alrosa (BSF), the Ukrainian submarine Zaporozhye, the air cushioned missile ship Samum and the small anti-submarine ship Muromets of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will moor on the berth in the second line of the parade.