British Intelligence ensures that Russian troops have moved submarines from Crimea to southern Russia

MADRID, Sep. 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The intelligence services of the United Kingdom have assured this Tuesday that Russia would have moved its KILO-class submarines from their home port in Sevastopol, in Crimea, to the city of Novorosíisk, in southern Russia, a movement that could be due to the counteroffensive Ukrainian in the east of the country.

“Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Command has almost certainly relocated its KILO-class submarines from their home port of Sevastopol in Crimea to Novorossiysk in Krasnodar Krai in southern Russia,” the ministry said. British Defense Department in a statement.

UK Intelligence has argued that this move is most likely due to the “recent change in threat level” to local security in the face of long-range Ukrainian attack capabilities.

“In the last two months, the fleet headquarters and its main naval aviation airfield have been attacked. Securing the base of the Black Sea fleet in Crimea was probably one of the motivations of Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex the peninsula in 2014”, have indicated the services of Intelligence of the United Kingdom.

However, they have detailed that the security of the Russian base in Crimea has been “directly undermined by Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine.”

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