Russian navy head boast baltic fleet will get six new warships amid Nato tensions,

The head of Russia’s Navy has issued a patriotic message, invoking historic victories in the Baltic Sea—currently the site of ongoing tensions between his country and NATO—and emphasizing that the Russian Baltic Fleet will be bolstered by six new warships.

To mark Baltic Fleet Day, Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Yevmenov said, in a message published on Russia’s defense ministry website, that the fleet established under Peter the Great more than 300 years ago had ”won many brilliant victories over the enemy, who tried to push the Russian state off the Baltic coast.”

Last summer, the Russian Navy undertook naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, involving dozens of warships and more than 10,000 troops in an operation dubbed ”Ocean Shield.” Läs artikel