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Defense chief announces transfer of Russia's Caspian flotilla

April 02, 13:16 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The flotilla’s redeployment is a major factor for security in the Caspian Region

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MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. The Caspian flotilla will be transferred from Astrakhan to Kaspiysk, in Dagestan, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said.

"A decision has been made to move the Caspian flotilla to Kaspiysk. Vast construction work is beginning there: piers, logistic facilities and housing. The number of our officers and other personnel will increase manifold," Shoigu said at a conference of senior Defense Ministry officials on Monday.

The flotilla’s redeployment is a major factor for security in the Caspian Region.

Earlier, the Defense Ministry said the first phase of construction work at the site of the Caspian flotilla’s new base will be completed in 2019.

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