Russian submarine fleet may be locked in the Black Sea


The Russian submarine fleet may be locked in the Black Sea. In any case, the US military is calling for Turkey to do this. Unfortunately, there are some formal reasons for this, and our Black Sea Fleet in this matter will depend on the grace of the "Sultan Recep."


As you know, the status of the Bosporus and Dardanelles was defined by the Montreux Convention. According to her, the Black Sea powers, to which Russia belongs, have the right to navigate through these waterways any warships, except submarines, with the exception of those cases when it is required to undergo a scheduled repair or renewal of the fleet. It was the regular passage of Russian submarines through the Turkish Straits and the Mediterranean Sea for repairs to St. Petersburg and back to the Black Sea that became the problem.

It is no secret that the United States and its NATO allies completely dominate the Mediterranean. But, starting in 2014, the situation has changed somewhat. Relations with the West escalated, and Russia entered the war in Syria on the side of official Damascus. Our diesel-electric submarines “frequented” with repairs and began to spend a lot of time near the Syrian coast. At the same time, on the way to the place of registration, “Rostov-on-Don” and “Krasnodar” managed to shoot “Caliber” at anti-government terrorist groups operating in the SAR. It was these cruise missiles that caused some concern in NATO.

James Foggo, Commander of the US Forces in Europe and Africa, said:

A Kilo class submarine can go anywhere in European waters and hit any European or North African Capitol from under water. You do not see what is happening.

“Kilo” is the NATO classification of our diesel-electric missile defense projects “Halibut” and “Varshavyanka”. Their main advantage is low noise, for which the submarines received the nickname "black hole" in the Western press, as well as their weapons. Mr. Foggo is right, “Caliber” from the Mediterranean can really hit targets in the Old World, and in Africa, and in the Middle East. If necessary.

Of course, in such a "transitory" way, holding a lot of diesel-electric submarines in that region will not work much, but such a modest amount is enough to cause concern among the US military. Western experts are demanding that Russia comply with the requirements of the Convention and transfer its submarines through the straits to the repair site without undue delay. Otherwise, in their opinion, Ankara could close the Bosporus and Dardanelles to domestic submarines. Will Turkey do it?

The question is very controversial. On the one hand, President Erdogan calls his colleague Putin “a friend.” On the other hand, Turkey and Russia are on opposite sides in two regional conflicts in the Middle East and Africa: in Syria and Libya, respectively. If the "Sultan" wants, he may well recoup on our submariners. Unfortunately, formally he will be right. Russia clearly needs its own naval base in the Mediterranean and a reliable rear in the form of a strong ally in whose territory it will be located.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 July 2020 16: 24
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    Russian submarine fleet may be locked in the Black Sea

    - So it has already been locked up for a long time ... - What Russian submarines can pass through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles without demand ...- Well, diesel ... like Rostov-on-Don can still slip through ... - And no one has any nuclear submarines in the fleets of all the "Black Sea states" ...- including the Black Sea Fleet of Russia ...
    - Well, actually the Turks can always (by sneezing at the Montreux Convention) simply lock the straits ... and that’s it ...
    - Well, who will be indignant there and intercede for Russia ..- Ukraine; Romania; Bulgaria; Iran; Georgia ...- but it's just ridiculous ...
    1. Man with a gun Offline
      Man with a gun (Man with a gun) 18 July 2020 18: 49
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      Of course, it's funny, I am also the defenders of Russia! This Russia has interceded for them more than once! If Turkey spit on the convention, then Russia spit on Turkey, spit 16 times, one day there will be the last one, especially if the head of state is Russian and the minister of defense too!
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 10 July 2020 17: 23
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    Do not worry about the level of education of Putin’s team!
    1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 10 July 2020 17: 38
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      Too broad statement. Add some specifics.
    2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 11 July 2020 10: 31
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      Quote: steel maker
      Do not worry about the level of education of Putin’s team!

      How can you upset the level of education of Putin - a person with a level of education of Negro Floyd? Well, the one that is now the center of the US world? Disorder from envy?
  3. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 10 July 2020 19: 45
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    What kind of heading is it as if the entire submarine fleet is in the Black Sea. In addition, if it is necessary to swim somewhere, they will swim.
  4. Wanderer039 Offline
    Wanderer039 10 July 2020 20: 34
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    Given the events in Libya, Turkey may not be at all up to Russia, and the Russian Federation is not a country with which Turkey can fight with the hope of victory. NATO will not fight for the Turks, it’s time to understand, including from the film “Occupation”, filmed in the West. There is no harm in dying under the Russian nuclear warheads due to some kind of Turkey in the EU and the USA.
  5. smersh chek Offline
    smersh chek (smersh chek) 10 July 2020 23: 46
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    No one will forbid the nuclear power of the Russian Federation to pass through the Bosphorus, while Stalin warned the Turks how this issue would be resolved.
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 July 2020 08: 44
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      Quote: smersh chek
      No one will forbid the nuclear power of the Russian Federation to pass through the Bosphorus, while Stalin warned the Turks how this issue would be resolved.

      Putin is not Stalin, and the Russian Federation is not the USSR.
      1. Man with a gun Offline
        Man with a gun (Man with a gun) 18 July 2020 18: 57
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        Not, well, yes, we have a lot of combat Sumerians ... Yes, they, like warriors, specialize in children and women, they have the head of the wrong system for soldiers. Putin will end, but the Russians remain Russian, so we'll manage.
  6. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 11 July 2020 10: 39
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    Ships with a nuclear power plant, aircraft carriers and gas carriers are forbidden to pass through the strait. The passage of conventional submarines is regulated by the surface position and the obligatory pilot. The Turks additionally distinguish a pilot boat, followed by a submarine.
    The coup of the 16th year was for this reason that the stupid Turkish generals blocked the "Syrian express". But our intelligence was on top, and Putin personally warned Erdogan of the coup. Now there is no pro-American general in Turkey. Erdoогan wins the election, loses - the US influence on Turkey is weakened to the limit.
  7. Roarv Offline
    Roarv (Robert) 11 July 2020 10: 57
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    Of course, the author’s fantasy of the Montreux Convention legally has the right to exist ...
    As is the likelihood of a contract between the naval base of Tartus of Syria and Russia on the repair of submarines. Black Sea Fleet in Tartus ...
  8. ronis.vladronis Offline
    ronis.vladronis (Vladimir) 11 July 2020 22: 38
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    Varshavyanka should pass slowly and without asking anyone. Montreux will interrupt.
  9. Oleg Tokarev Offline
    Oleg Tokarev (Oleg Tokarev) 12 July 2020 09: 10
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    It’s high time to close the passage through the straits due to non-compliance with the convention, the tsap-scratch country does not want to live by the laws, all aspirations are like a gopnik, stole, but not me.
    1. Johann Klassen Offline
      Johann Klassen (Johann Klassen) 13 July 2020 19: 27
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      Country - "Gopnik"?
      This is the "Urkain Leprozorium", a country without a law, an outcast country !!!
      Massive "craziness and insanity" on the outskirts, "bacilli" of fascist democracy.
      1. Johann Klassen Offline
        Johann Klassen (Johann Klassen) 13 July 2020 19: 46
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        Thank you for discrimination and violation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
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  10. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 12 July 2020 20: 34
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    Well, if they’re locked up, we’ll be dirty in the Black Sea. laughing Let the gauges run, shoot from the Bastions .... Bored - open.
  11. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 12 July 2020 20: 38
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    Here I read and wonder how people are adults ... What conventions are you talking about, etc. If it begins, the one who has a thicker rocket and flies further will be right.
    1. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 15 July 2020 10: 31
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      ... we will be dirty. laughing Let the gauges run, shoot from the Bastions .... Bored - open.

      I read and wonder how people are adults ...

      Do you write yourself and wonder? There is something in it. good

      What conventions are you talking about, etc. If it starts ...

      People, adults? What will start? Who will start? How long will it start?
      Maybe to the doctor first - he will prescribe pills so that it does not “start”.
      Why even conclude any contracts or conventions if it is about to “begin”. But there is an assumption that contracts, conventions and other acts are precisely for this reason that they are concluded so as not to “begin”.
      For the Turks, the straits can be easily blocked for technical or any other reasons. Just as a museum should be renamed a mosque, only a goal and the will to make a decision are needed.
      1. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 16 July 2020 02: 20
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        Yeah. You're funny. There is one island that twists all these treaties and conventions in one place, wants - comes in, wants - comes out. But the Turks will not be allowed to block, they will simply and clearly say this, and the Sultan will put his proud scimitar in his scabbard and will sit quietly. So far, all his gestures are useful.
        1. Bitter Offline
          Bitter (Gleb) 16 July 2020 09: 37
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          ... there is one island that twists all these treaties and conventions in one place, wants - comes in, wants - comes out.

          There are exceptions to the rules. One for planting a bag of potatoes is planted for three years, and the other for embezzlement, 15 million is simply transferred to a better-paid job. Although the logic should be the other way around. If the "island" wants and "twists", then it can afford it. If everyone in a row begins to "twist" all contracts, then what for then are they needed, these contracts?
          However, all this cannot prevent the Turks from closing the strait at the right moment, or for a couple of days or weeks for technical or whatever reasons. Therefore, probably, they are with the project of an artificial channel and are worn as if with a written bag.
          1. Elizaveta Zolotova (Elizaveta Zolotova) 18 July 2020 22: 38
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            Well, couch strategists won't stop. Everyone knows everything. Why talk in vain. There will be a day - there will be food. Man proposes and God disposes.