Monday, February 14, 2011

Baltic Fleet HQ remains in Kaliningrad

Baltic Fleet (BF) Commander Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov denied rumors about disbandment of the fleet and headquarters' move to St. Petersburg. Chirkov said in the interview to Komsomolskaya Pravda Kaliningrad

"Baltic Fleet HQ remains in Kaliningrad and continues to control subordinated forces". 

Also, BF command will preserve its current strength, said the commander. "The fleet command maintains previous organizational structure", Chirkov said. "Baltic Fleet was one of the first military formations to complete required arrangements optimizing the structure of forces under the military reformation program. Basic transformations have been almost finished". 

As for the officer, "the global geopolitical developments throughout recent three centuries have proved that existence of Baltic Fleet is objective and historically justified necessity, one of essential conditions of Russia's security at western theater".

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