The arrival of the Admiral Grigorovich frigate at Tartus provides an opportunity to assess the current situation of the Russian presence in the Mediterranean.
🇷🇺MED SEA FLOTILLA🇷🇺— MT Anderson (@MT_Anderson) November 22, 2023
10M Sentinel 2 📷 from 21 Nov 2023 confirms the arrival of the Admiral Grigorovich back to 🇸🇾Tartus (last spotted on 3 April 2023 in 🇸🇾Tartus before heading to the Baltic for maintenance). The remainder of the task force is in port, except for the Kildin. pic.twitter.com/aTzU8x4bB8
The premise is that we are in a situation where the Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean is at one of the lowest levels in several years.
Currently, the following ships are present:
- Admiral Grigorovich, frigate
- Merkury, corvette
- Orekhovo-Zuyevo, corvette
- Kildin, intelligence ship (the only one not currently present in the Syrian port of Tartus)
- PM-82, repair ship
- Yelnya, tanker
It is clear that there is currently no submarine component, as the only Kilo-class submarine left the Mediterranean in recent weeks.
We will see if reinforcements will arrive in the Mediterranean in the coming weeks, but we can say that now the Russian presence in the Mediterranean does not constitute a particular concern for NATO forces.
#ВМФ #Russia's naval deployment in the #Mediterranean on the morning of Nov-18 as reported by #OSINT.— Frederik Van Lokeren (@KaptainLOMA) November 18, 2023
Admiral Grigorovich completed a short port visit at Algiers and heading towards the Eastern Mediterranean.https://t.co/eOPVqVC4ia pic.twitter.com/633GFPIZVK