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Friday, March 20, 2015

Russian Navy Chief: Submarine Patrols Up 50 Percent Over Last Year

RFS Severodvinsk (Project 885 Yasen)The military leader of the Russian Navy has acknowledged an increase in submarine patrols to “prevent threats to national security” in the last year, according to Russian state media.

“From January 2014 to March 2015 the intensity of patrols by submarines has risen by almost 50 percent as compared to 2013,” Russian Navy head Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Thursday, according to Russian state backed Sputnik International news service.

“This is logical and necessary to guarantee the security of the state.”

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