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KALININGRAD, July 1. /TASS/. Vice Admiral Alexander Nosatov has been appointed Acting Commander of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, a source at the staff of the Fleet told TASS.
""Alexander Nosatov was presented today (Thursday) to the staff of the Fleet in the commander’s capacity," he said.
On Thursday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu dimissed the Commander of the Baltic Fleet, Viktor Kravchuk, and the Chief of Staff of the Fleet, Sergei Popov, for the shortcomings in combat training and distortions of reality in reports.
He ordered an urgent elimination of the shortcomings and a new inspection of the Baltic Fleet before the end of this year.