About 3,000 troops to take part in missile force’s drills in central RussiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 20:55
Russian footballers must ‘force own game’ on Belgium in Sochi friendly match — coachSport March 27, 20:34
UN denies rumors of Staffan de Mistura’s resignationWorld March 27, 20:16
Prominent Russian lawyer vows to look into detention of journalists during Moscow ralliesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 20:05
Kremlin says world chess tournaments should go as planned despite FIDE’s presidential rowSport March 27, 19:32
Ukrainian politician says Kiev turns deaf ear to public pleas to end Donbass blockadeWorld March 27, 19:17
Serbia to get Russian MiG-29 fighter jets 'within weeks'Military & Defense March 27, 18:51
Putin wants Russian Guard to ensure security at FIFA World CupSport March 27, 18:35
Russia's Novatek to invest almost $417 million in shipyard for Arctic projectsBusiness & Economy March 27, 18:34
MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Vice-Admiral Alexander Nosatov and Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin will perform the duties of the Baltic Fleet commander and chief of staff, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.
"As you know, the Defense Ministry held a board meeting on June 29, which considered the state of affairs in the Baltic Fleet. I have endorsed the board’s decision on removing Vice-Admirals [Viktor] Kravchuk and [Sergei] Popov from the command of the fleet for serious neglect," Shoigu said at a conference call at the National Defense Control Center.
"I have admitted Vice-Admiral Nosatov, Alexander Mikhailovich, to the performance of the duties of the fleet’s commander and Vice-Admiral Mukhametshin, Igor Timerbulatovich, to the performance of the duties of the fleet’s chief of staff, first deputy commander and Major-General Kakhramanov, Ilgar Marsih-ogly, to the performance of the duties of the fleet’s deputy commander for material and technical supply," the defense minister said.
The Russian defense minister instructed his deputies, the Navy commander-in-chief, the troops commander of the Western Military District, the heads of the central bodies of military governance and the fleet’s new command "to take comprehensive joint measures to remedy the situation and bring things to order in the Baltic Fleet."
As a source in the Baltic Fleet’s staff told TASS, Nosatov had been introduced to officers as the fleet’s acting commander back on Thursday.