The Kilo can stay submerged for 45 days and carries 4 Kalibr. Turkey closed the Bosporous on 28th Feb. Did they enter before that? How will they return to base now?
....Turkey has closed off the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to warships from any country, whether or not they border the Black Sea, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The strait closures will still allow warships through if they are returning to a home base in the Black Sea, according to reporting from Naval News. This would include Russian ships in the country’s Black Sea Fleet.
Would it not make more sense for the subs to just transit the Bosphorus submerged? How would Turkey know? and if they did, what would they do about it? In any case they have enough Kaliber capable ships in the black sea as well as cruise missile capable bombers.
Subs based in the Black Sea have the right to return to base and can sail through the straits on the surface to do so.
Sutton adds that a couple of Kalibr-armed subs are in the Med, and *they* wouldn't be able to attack Ukrainian targets without overflying NATO territory. But that's like, why even mention it, not gonna happen.
If they are needed they can cross in to the Black Sea but once in the Black Sea they would not be allowed to leave so they will likely stay where they are.
I am sure this is wrong and no warships, regardless of home port, are allowed through. I remember at the time Russia officially accepting this.
Note that no Black Sea home ported ships now based in Tartus have gone home.