Putin is involved in laying amphibious assault ships in the Crimea

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part in laying amphibious assault ships (helicopter carriers) at the plant "Zaliv" in Kerch.

The President participated in a ceremony mortgage Board section of the universal landing ship "Ivan Rogov". Mortgage Board section of the second ship - "Mitrofan Moskalenko" to establish a Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Deputy defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, the commander in chief of the Navy Nikolai Evmenov.

On the same day at the plant "Sevmash" (Severodvinsk) is the laying of two multipurpose nuclear submarine project "Yasen-M" (project 885-M) with the title "Voronezh" and "Vladivostok". In addition, in St. Petersburg at the plant "Severnaya Verf" laid two of the newest frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Yumashev" and "Admiral Spiridonov".

Putin appealed to the shipyard workers, he congratulated the employees and their colleagues from St. Petersburg and Severodvinsk "with a great event with a very important and significant step in the development of the Navy". "Today, three leading Russian shipyards are laid simultaneously six new ships of the far sea zone," - said Putin.

He noted that traditionally, amphibious ships and frigates of the new generation will bear the names of famous Russian generals and naval commanders.

According to him, "the new ships will be equipped with advanced weapons systems, control, and telecommunication". "They will significantly enhance the combat potential of the Navy will increase its strategic opportunities", - concluded Putin.