MOSCOW, December 13 (Itar-Tass) —— The rearmament of a base of submarines in Vilyuchinsk will continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “There are the plans of rearmament, including the Vilyuchinsk submarine base, and they will be fulfilled, everything is being done according to the schedule,” he stated.
“Russia needs right two bases for our nuclear-powered submarine fleet in the European part of Russia and in the Far East that creates a very powerful and needed balance in the country to ensure our security,” the president said at a meeting with the Council of Legislators on Thursday. “These two centres are situated quite far from each other that has an important military strategic role,” he added.
The president noted that the nuclear-powered submarine fleet will develop and new nuclear missile carriers will be put into service under the program for a stronger defence capability of the country and the rearmament of the army and the Navy. The living conditions at the base of submariners will be improved, Putin added.