January 19, 2022

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The Russians are thinking of creating a fleet in the Arctic

The new Russian fleet should protect the Northern Sea Route.

In Russia, they are considering the creation of the Arctic Fleet – a new formation of the Navy of the Russian Federation (VMF). Its role will be to ensure the safety of the North Sea Route. TASS reported on Thursday, referring to an unnamed source from the Russian Navy.

Ships equipped with arctic technology

“We are currently studying the issue of creating a new structure – the Russian Arctic Fleet. An unnamed source told TASS that this will be a separate formation of the VMF force, the main task of which will be to ensure the safety of the Northern Sea Route and the Arctic Coast, which is now under the responsibility of the Northern and Ocean Fleet. Quiet.

According to the source, the creation of the Arctic formation of the Northern and Pacific Fleet will allow us to focus more on solving military tasks.

The infrastructure for the creation of the new Arctic fleet must be separated from the Pacific and Northern Fleet and subsequently supplemented with ships and special equipment for the Arctic.

The Naval Forces of the Russian Federation are part of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and consist of four strategic and operational formations – the Baltic, Pacific, Black and Caspian Fleets. In the past, the Northern Fleet was also a strategic operational formation, but on January 1, 2021, it acquired the status of a strategic interspecies territorial formation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

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