3 more Russian navy ships sail into Black Sea through Turkey

3 more Russian navy ships sail into Black Sea through Turkey
1 min read
09 February, 2022
Russian ships have passed through the Dardanelles, to the Black Sea, where they will take part in military drills.
The ships were previously serving in the Mediterranean theatre [Getty]

Three more Russian navy ships are sailing through Turkey Wednesday to join military drills in the Black Sea.

Russia's Defence Ministry said six large landing ships were moving from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea where they will take part in the exercises already underway.

The first three Russian vessels passed through Turkey's Dardanelles and Bosporus straits Tuesday.  

The Dardanelles link the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara, which is connected to the Black Sea via the Bosporus.

US officials say the threat of a Russian invasion in Ukraine is more serious than others that have come and gone during nearly a decade of trench warfare.

The White House national security advisor warned that an all-out invasion could happen any day, and President Joe Biden said "it would be wise" for Americans other than essential diplomats to leave Ukraine and ordered the deployment of 1,700 troops to neighbouring Poland.