Russia Plans Black Sea Fleet Rearmament – Ukraine

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    Russia Plans Black Sea Fleet Rearmament – Ukrainian Minister


    Russia has announced plans to rearm its Black Sea Fleet and has asked Ukraine to settle the issues regarding the planned deliveries of new weapons to the naval force, Ukraine’s defense minister said on Saturday.


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    "Russia's desire is understandable - technology is moving ahead, and the desire to rearm its fleet is fair. That is why it is necessary to solve all the issues at the legislative level, taking the interests of Ukraine as a non-aligned country into account," Pavlo Lebedev was quoted by the ministry’s press service as saying.

    However, Lebedev said customs formalities are not within his ministry’s jurisdiction and therefore the documents concerning the planned arms deliveries will be sent to the Tax and Income Ministry and the Finance Ministry.

    The bulk of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is stationed at the port of Sevastopol in Crimea under a lease agreement with Ukraine. Moscow and Kiev signed the so-called Kharkiv Agreements on April 21, 2010, extending the fleet's lease on the base for another 25 years after the current lease expires in 2017.

    The sides have yet to agree on the fleet rearmament, taxable supply and the usage of Sevastopol’s docks.

    Russia Plans Black Sea Fleet Rearmament – Ukrainian Minister | Russia | RIA Novosti
     
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    Control of Black Sea is important for Russia to keep a few black sheep under reign.
     
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    Russian Navy Ship Deployment at 2011


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    Patrol boats, Mine sweepers and large landing crafts makes sense but seven submarines does not unless Russia wants their SLBMs be be launched from Black sea.
     
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    Their subs cannot take on the other seas... :rofl:
     
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    In would not say that. Akulas were feared by the Americans.
     
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    Provided they stop on exploding by themselves...
     
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    The Black sea opens into the Atlantic. It is not a closed area.
     
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    Americans now fear Amur n Lada class more than Akulas......Silent Stealthy Subs with AIP.....
     
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    Off course but why limit subs to Black Sea? Any movement of ships is regulated by Turkey though.
     
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    The Black Sea opens into the Mediterranean through the Bosphorus Strait, which is under Turkish Control.
    Turkey can control the movement, in and out of Commercial ships to Russia and also of Naval ships. Considering that Russo-Turkish relationships are not among the best and also considering that Turkey is part of NATO, I think it's no wonder Russians take the Black sea region seriously.
     
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