This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for Armaments Igor Mukhametshin.

It is noted that the transfer of the frigate to the fleet was supposed to be carried out in 2019, but it was repeatedly postponed.

Mukhametshin noted earlier that July 21 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Fleet Admiral Vladimir Katasonov, after whom the ship is named.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the laying of landing ships at the Zaliv plant in Kerch.