Ukrainian, Russian Warships Cross Bosphorus, Enter Black Sea

The Bosphorus has been a busy place today where first two Russian ships, the Alligator Class landing ship 150 Saratov and the Ropucha class landing ship 156 Yamal have passed the Turkish strait in a northerly, Black Sea, direction, followed promptly by the Ukrainian frigate U130 Hetman Sahaydachniy. Full steam ahead to a Sevastopol rendezvous? Find out in a few hours.

Photos and captions courtesy of Bosphorus Naval News:

Saratov passing through Bosphorus on 4 March 2014. Photo TRT

 

Yamal passing through Bosphorus on 4 March 2014. Photo AA


Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaidachny is passing through Bosphorus with Ukrainian flag hoisted.

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