The command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has almost certainly redeployed its «Kilo» from the home port of Sevastopol to Novorossiysk in the Krasnodar Territory in southern Russia. This is stated in the report of the intelligence of the UK Department of Defense.
Intelligence admits that the corresponding move is related to the recent change in the level of local security threat due to the strengthening of Ukrainian long-range strike capabilities. Thus, over the past two months, the headquarters of the fleet and its main airfield of naval aviation have been attacked.
The British Defense Ministry notes that the guarantee of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in the Crimea was probably one of the reasons that prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex the peninsula in 2014. To date, the security of the base has been directly undermined by the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine.