Russia denied that the battleship to be built overseas military bases remaining more than 30 ships
commander claimed to return to Cuba and Vietnam According to the media or exacerbate tension in the United States and Russia
Russia denied that the three countries to build a naval base
newspaper correspondent Liuyu Peng Zhang, relaxation Geyuan Fen
the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia inherited most of its military heritage almost overseas bases lost to the cleaners. Matter in recent years has been to want to revive the military strength of Russia bear a grudge. According to RIA Novosti reported on the 28th, the commander of the Russian Navy announced that Russia is to negotiate with Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles, intends to build a naval base in the three countries. This statement was followed by the Russian Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that. Although Russia’s official demotion, but in Russia there are still many experts called for the resumption of overseas bases. However, some analysts believe, from the current development strategy and military spending status quo of the Russian military point of view, the construction of overseas bases is not an urgent demand.
Russian Navy to return to Vietnam, Cuba?
RIA Novosti reported that on the 27th, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Victor Childress Primakov said that Russia Founder and Vietnam, Cuba and the Seychelles, to seek the establishment of a naval base in the local . He said: “We are indeed continue to work hard to ensure that the Russian Navy stationed outside the Russian Federation as part of the effort, we are discussing matters related to set up a maintenance base in Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam.” Trip to Russia, Vietnamese President Zhang Jin Chong also said that Vietnam will allow Russia to set up a ship repair center in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay. Cam Ranh Bay to help develop bilateral military cooperation. He said: “We allow Russia to use Cam Ranh Bay infrastructure, promote military cooperation between the two countries. Our priority to Russia in Cam Ranh Bay, including the purpose aimed at developing military cooperation.”
But Russian media reports soon was the denial of the Russian Defense Ministry, and was dismissed as “nonsense”. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, the the chir Cove, the matter has not done a formal position in the purview of the state relations is not the Russian Navy Command. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said Russia is not to establish military bases overseas. Russian Navy overseas with material and technical support center in the world’s oceans and perform tasks for soldiers to rest and ships repair. “At present, our navy in the world’s oceans tasks, which is the most activity in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, mainly together with NATO, China and other countries to combat piracy, therefore, the Navy, it is important to have a place for effective logistics support . “
experts requested to make up for the” historical error “
Despite the fact that the sound was to build a base official denial, but Russia does exist within the focus on back to the sound of the overseas bases. Russia’s “view report” on the 28th reported that Russia, overseas only two naval bases, one in Tartous Port, Syria, and the other is located in Sevastopol, Ukraine. However, since 2008 to participate in the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy operations, the Russian Navy is an urgent need to open up new overseas bases.
reported that the Russian military Prediction Center Director Anatoly Cui Jia Nuoke said: “We are working to correct previous mistakes. Russia to abandon the naval base at that time, mainly due to economic difficulties, inability to support the rent. withdrawal from bases in Cuba and Vietnam on the issue of any Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov is at fault. “he said, the Russian Navy does require overseas bases. The Soviet period, 12 overseas bases, and now Russia only four. 3500 km of the Russian Pacific Fleet sailed to perform the task, the staff need to have a place to rest, the ships in need of repair. Therefore, Russia needs to Cam Ranh Bay and the Seychelles as the base of logistics complement. The Baltic Fleet, the Black Sea Fleet and Northern Fleet Cuban base replenishment. Russian military experts Vladislav Shulei, Kim also said that after Russia shut down the bases in Vietnam and Cuba, the U.S. relationship with Russia has not changed. U.S. foreign policy but more aggressive. Therefore, the return to these two bases is sensible and reasonable steps.This action of
Western media will be interpreted as pointing its sword towards the United States. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that on the 29th Russian military expansion plans to further aggravate the strained relations with the United States. Independent Moscow defense analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said: “It will be some people in the United States as a Russian bear in its lair, roaring in recent years, Russia has been beefing up its navy, Reuters said The scope of activities, the aim is to restore pride in U.S. military control of the world.
Russia should face the reality
Some analysts believe that Russia is also unable to restore Soviet-era fleet size, the demand for large overseas bases is not very urgent. Brezhnev came to power after the attack by the Russian Navy ocean global naval strategy formation. To this end, the Soviet Union in succession in Havana, Cuba, Santiago, Cienfuegos, Maliyanao to establish naval and air bases; Akbar Nafi, Tripoli, Benghazi, Libya made the base of the right to use. 1976 and 1979, the Soviet Union have entered into Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay and Danang. Before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in addition to these overseas bases, but also continents establishment of a strategic missile radar surveillance and interception facilities as well as other branches of military bases. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has closed more than 90 percent of overseas military bases. At present, Russia has a huge shipbuilding program, but the main warship more than 30 ships. In this case, the construction of large military bases overseas demand is not urgent, and seeking overseas maintenance and supply facilities of the port, for a limited number of overseas activities may be a realistic option. ▲