The installation of the missiles "Caliber" the icebreaker is not defensive, but offensive step, said Thursday the commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo
"Russia is aggressive in his approach to the Arctic. They recently presented a new ice breaker "Ivan Papanin", which can carry cruise missiles "Caliber". I already asked this question a few times and will ask again: who put missiles on the icebreakers? Some countries put defensive armament on their icebreakers, but "Caliber" has no defensive weapons," he said during the webinar.
. One person was injured in a cotton under construction in St. Petersburg patrol ship ice class "Ivan Papanin", told RIA Novosti in the press service of Admiralty shipyards.
Patrol ship ice class of the project 23550 "Ivan Papanin" – the lead ship under construction for the Russian Navy at Admiralty shipyards.