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Russian Navy’s task force of 12 large landing ships on duty in Black Sea – source

Russia is ready to carry out combat missions in the Black Sea, a source in the power structures of Crimea told TASS

MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. A Russian Navy task force, comprising six amphibious assault ships of Rusisa’s Northern and Baltic fleets, as well as six amphibious assault ships of the Russian Black Sea fleet, is ready to perform combat tasks in the Black Sea, a Crimean security source has told TASS.

"For the first time ever, a Russian Navy task force of this size is active in the Black Sea. It comprises twelve large landing ships of the Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets," he said. "Those large landing ships are ready to perform assigned tasks as part of the special military operation."

The Northern Fleet’s group comprises the Pyotr Morgunov, the Olenegorsky Gornyak and the Georgy Pobedonosets amphibious assault ships. The Baltic Fleet is represented by the Korolev, the Minsk and the Kaliningrad.

The Black Sea fleet’s vessels in the task force are the Tsezar Kunikov, the Novocherkassk, the Azov, the Yamal, the Orsk and the Nikolay Filchenkov.

TASS was unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

On February 10, six Russian large landing ships of the Northern and the Baltic fleets have entered the Black Sea.