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Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Baltic fleet of Russia can lead the former Ukrainian Admiral


The media learned the name of the new commander of the Baltic fleet is Vice Admiral Sergei Yeliseyev, who until recently served in the ranks of the Ukrainian naval forces. The former head of the Baltic fleet Viktor Kravchuk was dishonorably discharged by order of the Minister of defence Sergei Shoigu.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

On the appointment of Eliseeva “Fontanka” said a source in the Baltic fleet. It is noteworthy that he was the only representative of the leadership of the fleet, which was not dismissed.

Admiral Eliseev joined the ranks of the Russian Navy in 2014, he had previously held the position of Deputy commander of the Ukrainian Navy. This is the first case where such a high position is assigned a former Ukrainian officer.

In the Ukraine against Eliseev opened a criminal case on charges of desertion, treason, encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, terrorism and waging aggressive war.

On the eve of the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu dismissed almost the entire leadership of the Baltic fleet. As he wrote MK, the reason for Stripping was conducted recently at the Navy test, after which it was discovered that distortion of the real data of the highest officers of the Baltic fleet.

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