Russian landing ships arrive in the Crimean port of Sevastopol

According to information published by the Russian MoD on February 11, 2022, the Russian Navy's detachment of six landing ships, including the Korolev, Minsk, Kaliningrad, Pyotr Morgunov, Georgy Pobedonosets, and Olenegorsk Miner made calling at the base of the Black Sea Fleet, the city of Sevastopol, Crimea.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Ropucha class landing ship Kaliningrad (Picture source: Russian MoD)

The Ropucha class, Soviet designation Project 775, is a class of landing ships (large landing ship in Soviet classification) built in Poland for the Russian Navy.

The ships were built in Poland in the Stocznia Północna shipyards in Gdańsk. Designed for beach landings, they can carry a 450-ton cargo.

The ships have both bow- and stern-doors for loading and unloading vehicles, and the 630 square meters (6,800 sq ft) of vehicle deck stretches the length of the hull. Up to 25 armored personnel carriers can be embarked.

The Sevastopol Naval Base is a naval base located in Sevastopol, in the disputed Crimean peninsula. The base is used by the Russian Navy, and it is the main base of the Black Sea Fleet.