Putin getting ready for war? Russia ready to hand new patrol ship to military in 2020


Putin getting ready for war? Russia ready to hand new patrol ship to military in 2020
  1. Putin getting ready for war? Russia ready to hand new patrol ship to military in 2020
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    A NEW Russian warship will be floated in 2019 and will be ready to be handed over to the military a year later, it has been…
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A new warship will be ready to be handed to the Russian military in 2020

The 8,500-ton Arctic multirole ship, the ‘Ivan Papanin’, is being built by the Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg.

The Admiralty Shipyard is a leading Russian producer of icebreakers for civilian and military use.

Shipyard chief, Aleksandr Buzakov, also said that a second ship will be laid down in 2019 and would be ready for service in 2022.

He added that the shipyard expects the Russian Defence Ministry to contract more ships of this class, once the two pilot boats prove their performance.

Mr Buzakov said: “We happen to have been specialising in building civilian ice-rated ships for the last 25 years.”

The move signals the Russian Navy’s commitment to project a presence in the Arctic region.

The Admiralty Shipyard is also constructing two advanced diesel-electric attack submarines. The class lead, the ‘St Petersburg’, was commissioned 2010, but only as a “test service.”

Its construction was underfunded and it was not fully constructed at the time.

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The move signals the Russian Navy’s commitment to project a presence in the Arctic region

The two additional submarines currently under construction faced numerous delays as necessary alterations to design were suggested based on the ‘St Petersburg’ operation, according to Mr Buzakov.

Earlier this week, Russia also waded into the North Korea crisis as tensions between Kim Jong-un's regime and the US continue to soar.

Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's ambassador to the UN, urged Donald Trump's administration to avoid provoking power-crazed despot Kim.

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Vassily Nebenzia urged Donald Trump's administration to avoid provoking North Korea

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