Russia reinforces Black Sea Fleet in Crimea with patrol boats and submarines

22:42, 23 February 2016
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The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy will be enhanced with two patrol boats and two submarines in 2016, said Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko, according to Russian news agency TASS.

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"We expect two new patrol boats and two submarines. Some crew members have already been training before the completion of the vessels. The fleet modernization program is implemented despite the imposed sanctions and other difficulties," Vitko said.

According to him, the Black Sea Fleet may be reinforced with even greater number of vessels in 2017.

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