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VLADIVOSTOK, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu arrived on a working trip at the main base of Russian Pacific Fleet in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok to inspect the development of a basing system of helicopter-carrying dock ships Mistral and ships of new projects that will replenish surface naval fleet in Ulysses Bay, chief of the press service and information department of the Russian Defense Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Tuesday.
“As for basing of ships of these classes Sergei Shoigu will talk to the Commander of the Pacific Fleet Vice-Admiral Sergei Avakyants and several other officials,” he said.
In his words, the minister will also visit a branch of the military educational and scientific center of the country’s Navy - Pacific Naval Institute. Shoigu will inspect infrastructure facilities of the institute and its educational and material base.
The final item on the agenda of Russian defense minister’s trip to Vladivostok will be an inspection of several facilities of military sanatorium Okeansky, where Russian naval sailors and members of their families spend their vacations and take rehabilitation courses, Konashenkov said.