Russian Black Sea Fleet is planning to add 12 new ships in 2019, Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev announced on Monday.
According to Alexander Moiseyev, the Russian Black Sea Fleet is expected to get six warships of various classes and six support vessels in 2019.
“The delivery of 12 warships and vessels is planned for 2019: six combat ships and six support vessels,” Moiseyev said.
Also added that in 2019, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev, the ocean minesweeper Ivan Antonov and a fast-speed amphibious assault ship of a new Project are to enter service with the Black Sea Fleet.
As the Black Sea Fleet’s press office reported, the new warships acceptance for service is part of the plans to modernize the Fleet.
Russian Black Sea Fleet’s rearming comes against the backdrop of escalates the conflict with Ukraine in Black and Azov Sea.