The commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alex Neiipp said in an interview with the newspaper "Duma" that the refusal of Kiev from the completion of the cruiser "Ukraine" is associated with the absence of Russian aircraft carrier compounds in the USA.
"On the cruiser "Ukraine" decided that it will not be part of the naval forces is the ocean the ship of the old Soviet project. All weapon systems which it stood, — all of them of Russian production. The cruiser is a big target, and no more," - said Neiipp.
Ship repair centre "Zvezdochka" (Murmansk) intends to contract with the only bidder on a number of repairs on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov", in which the fire occurred, the contract price is of 251.4 million rubles, follows from the data portal of public procurement.
The fire on the "Admiral Kuznetsov" took place on 12 December last year in the first unit as the result of sparks from welding work in the hold, where the spilled fuel. The fire was extinguished nearly a day, two people were killed and more than ten were injured. The head of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov has told RIA Novosti that the fire will not affect the ship date to the fleet in 2022 after repair and modernization. Now the ship is being repaired in Murmansk.
The most formidable of the Russian fleets in composition and armament, for the past several years, a unified strategic command, the Northern fleet marks anniversary of founding. Now he is actively developing the newest nuclear submarine project "Borey" and "Ash-M" and waiting for the arrival of the updated "Varshavyanka".
The year of education of the Northern fleet is considered 1733-th, when was the Arkhangelsk seaport. The day of the Northern fleet is celebrated on 1 June.