Putin oversees launch of new warships, submarines

SpaceWar.com reports: “President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw the commissioning of several new warships and a nuclear-powered submarine as he vowed to further strengthen Russia’s navy.

Putin, who has largely avoided public engagements since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, gave the green light for Russian flags to be hoisted on the new vessels via video link.

Among the newly-commissioned vessels were a corvette, a minesweeper and the Generalissimus Suvorov nuclear-powered submarine that is capable of launching ballistic missiles.

Another nuclear submarine, the Emperor Alexander III, was put to sea on Thursday and will be commissioned following trials.

‘We will increase the pace and volume of construction of various ships, equip them with the most modern weapons,’ the Russian leader said in televised remarks…”

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