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Thursday, April 02, 2015

More Russian nuclear submarines deployed in the Pacific

RFS Yuri Dolgorukiy SSBNDeployment of Russian ballistic and multipurpose nuclear submarines on operational duty in the Pacific Ocean has increased almost 50% over last year, according to Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Viktor Chirkov, indicating a much higher state of alert as compared with the same period last year.

“The operational deployment of ballistic missiles and multipurpose nuclear submarines in the Pacific Ocean is maintained at a level that guarantees our nation's safety. Moreover, between January 2014 and March 2015, deployment of submarines for operational duty has increased by almost 50% compared to 2013,” Chirkov said.

“The level of deployment may be even higher on some submarine projects, because there have been more military exercises in 2014 and early 2015,” Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Nenashev, Chairman of the All-Russia Fleet Support Movement, told Vzglyad newspaper.

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