Former Commander of the Baltic Fleet Viktor Kravchuk. © Yelena Nagornykh/ITAR-TASS
RT: Russia’s Baltic Fleet command suspended over combat training failures, distorted reporting – MOD
Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has suspended the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet commander over shortcomings in organizing sailors’ combat training as well as filing distorted reports to superior command, according to the ministry.
“The commander of the Baltic Fleet, his chief of staff and a number of officers have been suspended by the defense minister [Sergey Shoigu] after an inspection,” read a Defense Ministry statement released on Wednesday. “They are expected to be deposed from their positions and dismissed from the armed forces.”
Shoigu criticized military commanders whose poor performance led to “serious shortcomings in their duties,” the ministry’s press service added.
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WNU Editor: 50 high-ranking officers!!!! This is a big purge.
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