The Black Sea Fleet regained a permanent presence in the Mediterranean Sea

In Sevastopol held an enlarged meeting of the Military Council of the Black Sea Fleet, which was summed up in the final academic year. The meeting of the Military Council opened the Black Sea Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov and head of the Black Sea Fleet combat training captain Alexander Chesnokov.

He noted that the ships of the fleet during the year were on duty in the Mediterranean Sea and the renewed permanent presence in its waters. BSF forces carried out 6 long hikes, including a hike in the squadron. The submarine "Alrosa", completing the planned repair of the Baltic Fleet, mezhflotsky successfully made the transition from Kronstadt to Sevastopol. Large landing ship (BDK) "Caesar Kunikov" represented the fleet in Messina, Italy, where a solemn ceremony was a monument to Russian sailors who came to help the people of Sicily after a devastating earthquake in 1908, and the BDK "Novocherkassk" visited with business approaches of the ports of Greece and Montenegro .


Hydrographic vessel "Donuzlav" ensure the participation of the Russian delegation to the International Hydrographic Conference in Monaco. Double Black Sea Fleet ships took part in the activation of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group "BLACKSEAFOR". Detachment of Black Sea Fleet ships involved in the bilateral Russian-Italian naval exercise "Ionieks-2012", held bilateral Russian-Ukrainian naval exercise "Fairway of Peace 2012". Currently squad Black Sea Fleet warships led by the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet Guards missile cruiser "Moskva" solves the problem in the Mediterranean.

Ships and shore troops during the year was made more than 300 combat exercises conducted two firing cruise missiles and anti-aircraft firing more than 30 rockets, 170 artillery firings conducted, more than 60 ships commissioned course tasks, exercises held 6 credits connections.

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