NATO, largely at random says the number of Russian submarines in the Atlantic, according to the Chairman of the Russian national fleet support Movement (MEDEF), Mikhail Nenashev.
Previously, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal reported that NATO officials and military analysts are concerned about the increased activity of Russian submarines in the Atlantic ocean, where they can pose a threat to the Alliance ships and critical infrastructure. According to the newspaper, at the end of last year, 10 Russian submarines from their bases near the Arctic coast headed towards the North Atlantic. This deployment of the Russian Navy, according to NATO, aimed, in particular, to the demonstration of his power in the Atlantic.
The naval forces of Ukraine after receiving 16 the American boat will be strengthened in the battle plan slightly, but will increase their "provocative potential," said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Russian national fleet support movement (MEDEF) captain first rank Mikhail Nenashev.
He commented on the publication of the fact that in response to the strengthening of the Ukrainian Navy American boats Mark VI Russia needs to consider the creation of the Azov flotilla in the black sea fleet. The United States decided to sell Ukraine 16 patrol boats Mark VI, armed with artillery and missiles AGM-176C Griffin B (Block II).
Strategic and multipurpose nuclear submarines, heavy cruisers, and cruise missiles — the main military force of Russia in the Arctic region has been and remains the Northern fleet. The sailors of the Northern fleet are serving in difficult conditions and learn the most sophisticated weapons, and their ships operate around the world. On the day of the Northern fleet, RIA Novosti says about its capabilities.
"From a strategic point of view, our potential enemy at sea, the United States, explains RIA Novosti Chairman of the Russian national fleet support movement (MEDEF) captain first rank Mikhail Nenashev. — In case of a threat of a nuclear attack with a quick and effective response will come from bases of the Northern fleet. And submarines can shoot straight from the docks".
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.